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cay

[ key, kee ]

noun

  1. a small low island; key.


cay

/ keɪ; kiː /

noun

  1. a small low island or bank composed of sand and coral fragments, esp in the Caribbean area Also calledkey


cay

/ kē,kā /

  1. A small, low island composed largely of coral or sand.
  2. Also called key


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cay1

1700–10; < Spanish cayo; key 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cay1

C18: from Spanish cayo, probably from Old French quai quay

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Example Sentences

But did Copperfield employ a bit of trickery to purchase Musha Cay in the first place?

Specialized storm shelters can be a costly, inefficient way to prepare for tornadoes, says David Cay Johnston.

According to David Cay Johnston, who opposes the idea, $126 less—approximately $2,100 instead of $2,200 a month.

David Cay Johnston lists a dozen possible solutions, from building seawalls to getting tough on ATT.

Regular daily rates for Parrot Cay in high season begin at $900 for a garden view room, up to $3,500 for a one bed villa.

They had been, I could plainly observe, kept orderly and free of dust, against cay home-coming.

We made it hot, and so they marooned us: me on a dry Tortuga cay, and him in an oarless boat.

Sometimes it was from a Coaster, which had found a waterless Bahama Cay littered with sun-dried bodies.

Mebbe the women-folks will feel better fort; but you cay—nt do it.

Actually, it is believed, they were after something on North Cay.

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