Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See gay.
  • See gay, 7.

Etymologies

Originally a variant form of gay, now associated with distinct senses. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kippletringan was distant at first ‘a gey bit; ’ then the ‘gey bit’ was more accurately described, as ‘ablins three mile; ’ then the ‘three mile’ diminished into ‘like a mile and a bittock; ’ then extended themselves into ‘four mile or there-awa; ’ and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which the spokeswoman carried in her arms, assured Guy Mannering, ‘It was a weary lang gate yet to Kippletringan, and unco heavy road for foot passengers.

    Chapter I

  • As soon as she was gone, Dandie reconnoitred the premises, listened at the key-hole as if he had been listening for the blowing of an otter, —and having satisfied himself that there were no eavesdroppers, returned to the table; and making himself what he called a gey stiff cheerer, poked the fire, and began his story in an undertone of gravity and importance not very usual with him.

    Chapter XLV

  • As soon as she was gone Dandie reconnoitred the premises, listened at the key-hole as if he had been listening for the blowing of an otter, and, having satisfied himself that there were no eavesdroppers, returned to the table; and, making himself what he called a gey stiff cheerer, poked the fire, and began his story in an undertone of gravity and importance not very usual with him.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • It is borrowed from the Yiddish gey rekhn, literally, “go reckon,” meaning “go and figure it out.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The other gene is called gey, and is made up of a green allele, or G, and a blue allele, or b.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Or the first gey priest since Mr. Focus on teh Gey Thinks that they are immoral and all?

    Think Progress » Focus On The Family Returns To Its Homophobia: We’re No Longer Open To A Gay SCOTUS Justice

  • Geoghegan, pronounced “gey-gun, ” was known within HSBC

    HSBC Replaces An Irreplaceable CEO

  • May 26th, 2008 10: 58 pm ET in this country, if you break the rules u get punished. these two states broke the rules and now that they are being punished the wanna cry like babys when they don't gey there way. they you have Mrs. Clinton co-signing when before when she was up didn't even care that they weren't count.

    Protest planned before hearing in Florida lawsuit

  • You will never see again in Puerto Rico I hope she get out from Democracty party and run as Independent, she will not gey any votes and prove her self that people do not want any more and that include Bill Clinton.

    Clinton looks to Puerto Rico to boost her campaign

  • Stop bailing the banks out with taxpayers money whilst they buy new yachts with their annual bonus's gey MP's to live in the real world and see what its like to pay a third of their take home pay on get to work costs

    Archive 2008-09-01

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  • Scots: very, considerably

    June 2, 2008