Definition of dey
: a ruling official of the Ottoman Empire in northern Africa
Origin of dey
French, from Turkish dayı, literally, maternal uncle
First Known Use: 1659
Rhymes with dey
a, ae, bay, bey, blae, brae, bray, chez, clay, Cray, day, dray, eh, fay, fey, flay, fley, frae, fray, Frey, gay, Gay, gey, gley, gray, hay, he, hey, Hue, j, jay, Jay, k, kay, Kay, lay, lei, may, nay, né, née, neigh, Ney, pay, pe, play, pray, prey, qua, quai, quay, Rae, ray, re, say, shay, slay, sleigh, spae, spay, Spey, splay, spray, stay, stray, sway, Tay, they, tray, trey, way, weigh, whey, yea
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