bey

noun \ ˈbā \

Definition of bey

1 a : a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire
b : the former native ruler of Tunis or Tunisia
2 used as a courtesy title in Turkey and Egypt

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Origin and Etymology of bey

Turkish, gentleman, chief


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