1

forby

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preposition for·by \ fȯr-ˈbī \
variants: or forbye

Definition of forby

1 archaic
a :past
b :near
2 chiefly Scotland :besides

Origin and Etymology of forby

Middle English forby, preposition & adverb, from fore- + by


2

forby

adverb
variants: or forbye

Definition of forby

chiefly Scotland
:besides :in addition

First Known Use of forby

1590


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