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-ey1

1.
variant of -y1 , especially after y: clayey.

-ey2

1.
variant of -y2 , especially after y.
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  • "ey, he wears a bonny white feather in his cap, for sure," said old Reuben Rae.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Merely a grunt of satisfaction; perhaps a brief, "ey, ma—back?"

  • "ey dunna care for ghosts so long as yo are near me, Phil," said Nancy, tenderly.

    The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth
  • ey, and I told 'im he'd never bring it off with Hide on the bench.

  • If yo'n sworn to stay here, ey'n sworn to set yo free, and ey'st keep meh oath.

    The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth
  • "ey, it's true," said the blacksmith, breaking down at length.

  • ey'n watch her narrowly, an if it turn out to be so, she mun be cured, or be secured—ha!

    The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth
  • "ey, ey," sobbed the broken woman, who rocked herself before the fire.

  • "Thoud'st best lem me be, ey tell thee," replied the boggart gruffly.

    The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth
  • ey, it's gay bad wark, to be sure—being dragged into the fire.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for ey

-ey

suffix
1.
a variant of -y1 , -y2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for ey

-ey

Related Terms

-ie

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for ey

EY

edition year
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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