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forby

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preposition for·by \fȯr-ˈbī\

Definition of forby

  1. 1 archaic a :  past b :  near

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  besides



Variants of forby

or

forbye

Origin and Etymology of forby

Middle English forby, preposition & adverb, from fore- + by


First Known Use: 14th century


2

forby

adverb for·by

Definition of forby

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  besides :  in addition



1590

First Known Use of forby

1590

Variants of forby

or

forbye


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