verb \ˈkli\

Definition of CLOY

transitive verb
:  to surfeit with an excess usually of something originally pleasing
intransitive verb
:  to cause surfeit

Origin of CLOY

Middle English, to hinder, lame, alteration of acloyen to harm, maim, modification of Anglo-French encloer to nail, prick a horse with a nail in shoeing, from Medieval Latin inclavare, from Latin in + clavus nail
First Known Use: 1528

Rhymes with CLOY


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