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foy

[foi]
noun
  1. Chiefly Scot. a farewell gift, feast, or drink.
  2. faith.
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Historical Examples

  • Terence was taken to the quarters of General Foy, who was in command there.

  • He tore off General Milhaud's epaulettes, which he flung into Foy's face.

    Burlesques

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • "You win battles for us without our help," said General Foy to me.

    Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time

    Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

  • Foy, against whom there was practically no evidence, was released on $10,000 bail.

    Homestead

    Arthur G. Burgoyne

  • We were apt to “foy” at our work to the extent of grudging meal-times and sleep.

    Six to Sixteen

    Juliana Horatia Ewing


Word Origin and History for foy

n.

"parting entertainment," Scottish and dialectal, late 15c., probably ultimately from French voie "way, journey" (see voyage (n.)).

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