dairying

noun

dairy·​ing ˈder-ē-iŋ How to pronounce dairying (audio)
: the business of operating a dairy

Examples of dairying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But studies into the impacts of dairying are all over the place: Some have found that organic farms produce less, more, and roughly the same amount of emissions as regular farms. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 19 Sep. 2023 European countries largely industrialized their dairying procedures in the 1970s and 1980s. Virginia Gewin, Discover Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 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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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 5 Mar. 2024.

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dairying

noun
dairy·​ing ˈder-ē-iŋ How to pronounce dairying (audio)
: the business of operating a dairy

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