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Definition dey

Etymology 1

From Middle English deye, deie, daie, from Old English dǣġe (“maker of bread; baker; dairy-maid”), from Proto-Germanic *daigijǭ (“kneader of bread, maid”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyǵʰ- (“to knead, form, build”). Cognate with Swedish deja, Icelandic deigja (“dairy-maid”); compare dairy, dough, lady.

Noun

dey (plural deys)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.

Etymology 2

From French dey, from Turkish dayı.

Noun

dey (plural deys)

  1. (historical) The ruler of the Regency of Algiers (now Algeria) under the Ottoman Empire.

Etymology 3

Pronoun

dey

  1. Eye dialect spelling of they, representing African American Vernacular English.
  2. Eye dialect spelling of there, representing African American Vernacular English. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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