Origin of causey

1125–75; Middle English cauce < Anglo-French < Old North French caucie, variant of cauciee < Late Latin (via) calciāta (road) paved with limestone, equivalent to Latin calci- (stem of calx) limestone + -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for causey

Contemporary Examples of causey

  • Two of them, Ebbers and Causey, had undergone congressional panel investigations beforehand.

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    Could Blankfein Face Prison?

    Nomi Prins

    August 23, 2011

Historical Examples of causey

  • Only one more day at Causey Island, and that a very busy and confused one.


    Susan Coolidge

  • But at that moment they heard a shout from the front, and Peanuts Causey came hurriedly around the corner of the house.

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

  • They said nothing; but the sound of their feet on the silent stones of the causey, was as the noise of a dreadful engine.

    The Provost

    John Galt

  • She'd climb the Causey chimney pots and take the silver sixpence off the top if she thought you were wanting it.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • "To keep the crown of the causey" is to make bold appearance in the public street in open day.

British Dictionary definitions for causey


  1. an archaic or dialect word for causeway
  2. Scot a cobbled street
  3. Scot a cobblestone
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