Definition of affy

transitive verb

1 obsolete : confide, trust
2a obsolete
(1) : espouse
b archaic : to join closely (as in bonds of faith) souls affied by sovereign destinies— R. W. Emerson

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First Known Use of affy

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for affy

Middle English afien, affien, from Old French afier

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“Affy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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