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kye

[key] /keɪ/
noun
1.
a private Korean-American banking club to which members pay contributions and from which they may take out loans, usually to start small businesses.
Origin of kye
1985-1990
Borrowed into English from Korean around 1985-90
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  • We may fancy the delight of the villagers when 'the kye cam' hame.'

  • Randal and Jean thought it was very likely there were "kye," or cattle, in the water.

    The Gold Of Fairnilee Andrew Lang
  • She encourages the latter, telling her not to be pitened and kye.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • One shilling and sixpence is a kye, now and then an eighteener.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • The kye were in the sea-pastures near, and even the dogs slept.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • Suddenly one heifer, then another, then all the kye, began a strange lowing.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • From the pastures the kye ran lowing and bellowing, in a wild stampede.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • The kye were milked on the edge of the wood to give the horses stalling-room in their places.

    Lochinvar S. R. Crockett
  • "This is worth a' the kye frae Achnasheen to Glen Urquhart," he cried.

    Lochinvar S. R. Crockett
  • The monks were at the hoe or the spade, and some milking the kye, and some at the fishing.

British Dictionary definitions for kye

kye

/kaɪ/
noun
1.
(functioning as pl) a Scottish and Northern English variant of kine
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