\ ˈshā How to pronounce shay (audio) \

Definition of shay

chiefly dialectal

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The scheme was detected in part because of complaints from a traditional Oaxacan transgender community that dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times, known as muxes (MOO-shays). Fox News, "Mexico probes male candidates registered as transgender," 8 May 2018 Such vehicles were nothing new: Chariots came from the Romans, the curricle chair applied to royalty, and the French post chaise became the one-horse shay. Brenda Yenke,, "Adaptations from the chariots to the rose: Yenke Peddler antiques column," 7 Feb. 2018 Shays estimates The Shays Lounge sees eight new male customers daily. Cam Wolf, GQ, "A Man Cave, but for Manicures," 24 Aug. 2017 The Shays know the stigma people with substance use disorder, and their families, face. Brie Zeltner,, "Opiate overdose victim, organ donor, saves life of woman in addiction recovery (photos)," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of shay

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shay

back-formation from chaise, taken as plural

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