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[foi] /fɔɪ/
Chiefly Scot. a farewell gift, feast, or drink.
faith. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A young man named foy went down to the gang-plank to plead with the men not to come ashore.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • Terence was taken to the quarters of General foy, who was in command there.

  • More, her son foy knew the hiding-place of Brant's hoard, and from him or his servant Martin that secret must be won.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • foy, against whom there was practically no evidence, was released on $10,000 bail.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • "In which case you are a widow sooner than you could have expected," said foy more cheerfully, edging himself towards her.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • Yet in spite of all this overhanging stratification, foy was a big man.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
Word Origin and History for foy

"parting entertainment," Scottish and dialectal, late 15c., probably ultimately from French voie "way, journey" (see voyage (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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