Simple Definition of spay
: to remove the sex organs of (a female animal) : to make (a female animal) unable to have babies
Examples of spay
Our cat has been spayed.
Origin of spay
Middle English, from Anglo-French espeer to pierce, castrate, from espee sword, from Latin spatha sword — more at spade
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with spay
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Medical Definition of spay
: to remove the ovaries and uterus of (a female animal)
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