abeigh

adverb \əˈbēḵ\

Definition of abeigh

Scottish

  1. :  cautiously aloof

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of abeigh

Scots (16th century) on beich, from on + beich, beigh, of unknown meaning and origin — more at 1a-


First Known Use: circa 1707


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up abeigh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!