garvey

[ gahr-vee ]
/ ˈgɑr vi /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. garter,
  2. garter belt,
  3. garter snake,
  4. garter stitch,
  5. garth,
  6. garvey, marcus,
  7. gary,
  8. gary, elbert henry,
  9. garçon,
  10. gas

Origin of garvey

First recorded in 1895–1900; probably from a proper name

Garvey

[ gahr-vee ]
/ ˈgɑr vi /

noun

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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Garvey

/ (ˈɡɑːvɪ) /

noun

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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