gey

[ gey ]
/ geɪ /
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adverb

Scot. considerably; very.

Nearby words

  1. geulincx, arnold,
  2. geum,
  3. gev,
  4. gewgaw,
  5. gewürztraminer,
  6. geyser,
  7. geyser basin,
  8. geyserite,
  9. gezer,
  10. gezira

Origin of gey

First recorded in 1805–15; variant of gay

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British Dictionary definitions for gey

gey

/ (ɡaɪ, Scottish ɡəɪ) /

adverb

Scot and Northumbrian dialect (intensifier)it's gey cold

Word Origin for gey

variant of gay

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Word Origin and History for gey

gey

adj.

a Scottish variant of gay, sometimes used 18c.-19c. with a sense of "considerable, pretty much, considerably." Cf. gray/grey.

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