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, 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, 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of dairying

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dairying was in 1649

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“Dairying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairying. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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