noun, plural bev·ies.
Origin of bevy
Examples from the Web for bevy
Clooney has been photographed through the hedges with a bevy of young women since he bought the place in 2001.Venice Wedding Bells for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From 1998 to 2006, Valderrama's role on the beloved sitcom also granted him access to a bevy of available starlets.Why Women Want Hollywood Lothario Wilmer Valderrama|Amy Zimmerman|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liesl Schillinger to the rescue with a bevy of words that might help you make sense of it all.
There will be a bevy of live-blogs on sites like Gizmodo, CNET, and The Verge.
A video of him dancing, Las Vegas style, with a bevy of showgirls has fast dominated the Jewish blogosphere.
His choice among this bevy of beauties at last had fallen spontaneously on herself.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
She sees a bevy of richly-dressed persons advancing up the hall in high glee.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
Pleases the bevy unwed with feigned complaints to accuse thee.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus|Caius Valerius Catullus
I saw you meet A bevy of your former friends, who fain Had shaken hands with you.The Hunchback|James Sheridan Knowles
In this way a bevy of young ladies ascertained, in a few minutes, secrets they were most anxious should be disclosed.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
British Dictionary definitions for bevy
noun plural bevies
Word Origin for bevy
Word Origin and History for bevy
early 15c., collective noun of quails and ladies, from Anglo-French bevée, of unknown origin. One supposed definition of the word is "a drinking bout," but this is perhaps a misprint of bever, from Old French beivre (see beverage). Still, it's possible that the original sense could be a company of birds gathered at a puddle or pool for drinking or bathing.