dey

noun
\ ˈdā How to pronounce dey (audio) \

Definition of dey

: a ruling official of the Ottoman Empire in northern Africa

First Known Use of dey

1659, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dey

French, from Turkish dayı, literally, maternal uncle

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“Dey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dey. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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