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brey

noun \ ˈbrā \

Definition of brey

plural -s
:1barnacle 1b

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Origin and Etymology of brey

modification of French broie, from Middle French, probably alteration of braie breeches, from Latin braca


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brey

\ " \

Definition of brey

  • variant spelling of bray:4

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brey

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of brey

-ed/-ing/-s
Africa
:to soften (skins or leather) by working with the hands

Origin and Etymology of brey

Afrikaans brei, from Middle Dutch bereiden to prepare, from bereit ready, from be- + a word akin to Old High German reiti ready


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