Amoy

noun

ä-ˈmȯi How to pronounce Amoy (audio)
a-,
ə-
: the dialect of Chinese spoken in and near Xiamen (Amoy) in southeastern China

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amoy was in 1890

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“Amoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amoy. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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