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bey

[ bey ]

noun

, plural beys.
  1. a provincial governor in the Ottoman Empire.
  2. (formerly) a title of respect for Turkish dignitaries.
  3. (formerly) the title of the ruler of Tunis or Tunisia.


bey

/ beɪ /

noun

  1. (in the Ottoman Empire) a title given to senior officers, provincial governors, certain other officials or nobles, and (sometimes) Europeans
  2. (in modern Turkey) a title of address, corresponding to Mr


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bey1

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Turkish, by-form of earlier beg, Old Turkic beg “subordinate chief, head of a clan,” perhaps from a Middle Chinese word akin to Chinese bǎi “hundred” (Guangdong diaect baak )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bey1

C16: Turkish: lord
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Example Sentences

With heavy messaging and sheer talent, the 12-track album exists as Queen Bey’s most acclaimed.

If Bey, Vassell and Nesmith end up on one or more of these teams, they won’t need the ball.

This is Bey and Nicki at their most lyrically masochistic, and boy, is it a treat.

Her Highness, Queen Bey, dropped two new songs Friday morning.

Feel free to use this sort-of-sad break up as a practice run for the sure-to-be-devastating demise of Bey and Jay.

Bey's being accused of being a poor role model for young women?

In the wake of ‘elevatorgate,’ rumors have been swirling that Hova may have stepped out on Queen Bey.

Has he not just lent fifteen million francs as a simple loan passing from hand to hand, to the Bey of Tunis?

You see, old fellow, if the Bey should throw his handkerchief amid that group of loveliness there must be some one to pick it up.

Instead of the Bey, Jansoulet got out, stiff and troubled, and passed without even seeing her.

To attempt to snatch this prey from the Bey, excepting by a striking triumph at the Assembly, was not to be thought of.

Look here Bey, I know the ways of you English, and youre sure to have a little dynamite; you always have.

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