noun de·ray \diˈrā\

Definition of deray



now dialectal British

  1. :  disorder, disturbance, confusion; specifically :  disorderly merriment

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Origin and Etymology of deray

Middle English, from Old French desrei, from desreer, to disturb, put in disorder, probably alteration of desareer — more at disarray

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to criticize severely

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