Definition of wey
: any of various old units of weight used locally in the British Isles especially for cheese, wool, and salt; also : a Scotch and Irish unit of capacity (as for coal or grain) equal to 41.28 bushels
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of wey
Middle English, from Old English wǣge weight, wey (noun)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up wey? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).