dairy

noun, often attributive
\ ˈder-ē How to pronounce dairy (audio) \
plural dairies

Definition of dairy

1 : a room, building, or establishment where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made
2a : the department of farming or of a farm that is concerned with the production of milk, butter, and cheese
b : a farm devoted to such production
3 : an establishment for the sale or distribution chiefly of milk and milk products
4 : milk from a cow or other domestic animal (such as a goat) also : food (such as ice cream, cheese, or yogurt) made primarily of or from milk

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Other Words from dairy

dairy adjective
dairy products

Examples of dairy in a Sentence

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This would keep the Kims in dairy products and beef. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "The Incredible Guts of Thae Yong-ho," 8 July 2019 All of the shop’s dairy products come from Farmer’s Cow. Deborah Hornblow, courant.com, "The Big Chill: Here’s the scoop on some of the coolest ice cream," 3 July 2019 Its bureaucrats are also keen on other barriers to trade, from obscure rules on packaging to prohibitive red-tape on the import of dairy products. The Economist, "India presents America with a choice between geopolitics and trade," 29 June 2019 Naturally occurring sugars are intrinsic to the foods they are found in, typically dairy products and fruits. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Do You Really Need to Worry About Sugar?," 27 June 2019 The new list of goods to be taxed includes a wide range of items from dairy products to office supplies to greeting cards. Maia Anderson, Cincinnati.com, "Trump tariffs threaten Mason greeting card company," 19 June 2019 Many government and health authorities recommend choosing reduced- and low-fat dairy products because of their lower saturated fat content. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Everything you need to know about fats, according to a registered dietitian," 17 June 2019 As such, camel dairy products ranging from baby milk to chocolate bars, pizzas to frappuccinos have been launched all across the world. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Camel milk could be the next superfood—thanks to East Africa," 6 June 2019 Creamery Creek Holsteins is the largest dairy farm in the county. Julie Bosman, BostonGlobe.com, "The dairy breakfast: The most important meal of the year," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of dairy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dairy

Middle English deierie, dayerye, borrowed from Anglo-French deyerie, daerie, from Middle English deie, daie "woman in charge of milking and making butter and cheese" (going back to Old English dǣge "female baker, female servant," going back to Germanic *daigjōn—whence also Old Norse deigja "female servant"— derivative of *daiga- dough) + Anglo-French -erie -ery (after botelerie "wine cellar," paneterie "bread shop, pantry")

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dairy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dairy

: a farm that produces milk
: a place where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made
: a company that sells milk and foods made from milk (such as butter and cheese)

dairy

noun
\ ˈder-ē How to pronounce dairy (audio) \
plural dairies

Kids Definition of dairy

1 : a place where milk is stored or is made into butter and cheese
2 : a farm that produces milk
3 : a company or a store that sells milk products

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