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  1. the business of a dairy.
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Origin of dairying

First recorded in 1640–50; dairy + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for dairying

Historical Examples

  • I want him to learn, especially, all you teach about dairying.

    The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know

    Thomas Forsyth Hunt

  • I've no notion of forcing them to clean, and dish up, and do dairying, if it's not to their turn.

  • Ellerbee's place was in Virginia, in a dairying area in the hills.

    The Great Gray Plague

    Raymond F. Jones

  • It is in these localities that dairying principally flourishes.

    Australia The Dairy Country

    Australia Department of External Affairs

  • This would indicate that the Germans at that time were engaged in dairying.

    Hints on Dairying

    T. D. Curtis

British Dictionary definitions for dairying


  1. the business of producing, processing, and selling dairy products
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