dairy·​ing | \ ˈder-ē-iŋ How to pronounce dairying (audio) \

Definition of dairying

: the business of operating a dairy

Examples of dairying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, environmental lobby Greenpeace began a campaign last year claiming more than 60 percent of monitored rivers are no longer safe to swim in due to industrial dairying. Matthew Brockett, Bloomberg.com, "This 'Lord of the Rings' Desert Is a Battlefield Again, This Time Over Water," 1 June 2017 The changing face of the Mackenzie environment is yet another display of the consequences of intensive dairying that are rankling with voters four months before a general election. Matthew Brockett, Bloomberg.com, "This 'Lord of the Rings' Desert Is a Battlefield Again, This Time Over Water," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of dairying

1649, in the meaning defined above

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“Dairying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairying. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dairying

: the business of managing a farm or company that produces or sells milk and foods made from milk

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