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noun \ˈbā\

Definition of bey

  1. 1 a :  a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire b :  the former native ruler of Tunis or Tunisia

  2. 2 —used as a courtesy title in Turkey and Egypt

Origin and Etymology of bey

Turkish, gentleman, chief


First Known Use: 1537


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