daniel shays


Daniel, 1747–1825, American Revolutionary War soldier: leader of a popular insurrection (Shays' Rebellion) in Massachusetts 1786–87.
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Shays (ʃeɪz)
Daniel. ?1747--1825, American soldier and revolutionary leader of a rebellion of Massachusetts farmers against the US government (1786--87)

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1717, back-formation from chaise (q.v.) mistaken as a plural.
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daniel shays

American officer (1775-80) in the American Revolution and a leader of Shays's Rebellion (1786-87).

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