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[key] /keɪ/
Sir Arthurian Romance. the rude, boastful foster brother and seneschal of Arthur.
Ulysses Simpson [simp-suh n] /ˈsɪmp sən/ (Show IPA), 1917–1995, U.S. composer.
a female or male given name: from a Greek word meaning “rejoice.”. Unabridged
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  • Kay Robinson extends this explanation to the shape, the scent, and the nectar of flowers.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • So he was put into the kitchen by Sir Kay, and slept nightly with the kitchen boys.

  • Sir Kay got on his feet again as well as he could, and rode back to the tents, where he met Sir Gawaine.

    Stories of the Days of King Arthur Charles Henry Hanson
  • You're Kay bueno yourself, because you take Good Indian's part.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Anon, Sir Kay said, Here is good meat for us for one meal, for we had not many a day no good repast.

British Dictionary definitions for Kay


Sir Kay, (in Arthurian legend) the braggart foster brother and steward of King Arthur
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Kay

fem. proper name, often a shortening of Katherine. As a given name for girls, from 1890s in the U.S.; in the top 100 for girls born there 1936-1945.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Kay



A knockout; ko (1923+ Prizefight)

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