chiefly Scotland
: a farewell feast or gift

Word History

Etymology

Dutch dialect fooi feast at end of the harvest

First Known Use

circa 1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foy was circa 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Foy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foy. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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