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Shays

[sheyz] /ʃeɪz/
noun
1.
Daniel, 1747–1825, American Revolutionary War soldier: leader of a popular insurrection (Shays' Rebellion) in Massachusetts 1786–87.

shay

[shey] /ʃeɪ/
noun, Chiefly Dialect
1.
a chaise.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; respelling and back formation from chaise (taken as plural)
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British Dictionary definitions for Shays

Shays

/ʃeɪz/
noun
1.
Daniel. ?1747–1825, American soldier and revolutionary leader of a rebellion of Massachusetts farmers against the US government (1786–87)

shay

/ʃeɪ/
noun
1.
a dialect word for chaise
Word Origin
C18: back formation from chaise, mistakenly thought to be plural
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Word Origin and History for Shays

shay

n.

1717, back-formation from chaise (q.v.), wrangled into English and mistaken for a plural.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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