choorie, choori, chowrie, chourie, chouré, churie noun a knife; a bayonet 19-. Compare chaulra etymology: Romany; English Gypsy attests churi ‘a knife’; also collected by EMcC/PS; attested by Galloway and Pertshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies, BS in TDITA and SS; forms chowrie, chourie also collected by Simson (1865) and attested by two of his informants; form choori collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies note:

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the forms Cheúri, choori ‘a knife’ from English Gypsies. Grose and Egan (1823) attest a form chury ‘a knife’ as ‘Cant’.

Canadian Paul Pope cites the form choorie with the same meaning.