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Roy1

[roh-ee] /ˈroʊ i/
noun
1.
Rammohun
[rah-moh-hon] /rɑˈmoʊ hɒn/ (Show IPA),
1774–1833, Indian religious leader: founder of Brahmo Samaj.

Roy2

[roi] /rɔɪ/
noun
1.
a town in N Utah.
2.
Rollo (def 1).
3.
a male given name: from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning “red.”.
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  • He met me aside, and privately bade me go to Roy's (where Charlotte was).

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • This person Kendall and I had the luck to meet at the Roy's breakfast-table.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • Mrs. Roy's daughter had with her a new romance, which she had been reading to Charlotte.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • But Roy does not care much for porcupines, anyway, and he never did.

    A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs Laurence Hutton
  • Mr. Beckwith considers Roy one of the best models he ever had.

    A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs Laurence Hutton
British Dictionary definitions for Roy

Roy

/rɔɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral, slang) a trendy Australian male
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