forby

or for·bye

[fawr-bahy]

Origin of forby

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at for-, by1
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British Dictionary definitions for forby

forby

forbye

preposition, adverb Scot
  1. besides; in addition (to)
  2. obsolete near; nearby
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