noun, plural gar·veys.
a scowlike open boat, variously propelled, used by oyster and clam fishermen in Delaware Bay and off the coasts of Delaware and New Jersey.
Origin of garvey
First recorded in 1895–1900; probably from a proper name
Marcus (Mo·zi·ah) [moh-zahy-uh] /moʊˈzaɪ ə/, 1887–1940, Jamaican black-rights activist in the U.S. (1916–27): advocated emigration of black Americans to Africa.
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Examples from the Web for garvey
Historical Examples of garvey
The cornice is a handsome one, you will notice, Colonel, and I think by Garvey.
So Garvey pulls his act before the flower and chivalry of Harbor Hills.
"And you might as well exhibit the rest of the ridiculous things," says Mrs. Garvey.
But it's kind of a jolt to find that Mrs. Garvey is sore on us for all this.
"But it's such a common, ordinary thing to do," protests Mrs. Garvey.
British Dictionary definitions for garvey
Marcus. 1887–1940, Jamaican Black nationalist leader, active in the US. He founded (1914) the Universal Negro Improvement Association and led the Back-to-Africa movement: gaoled for fraud (1925–27)
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