Origin of gey
Examples from the Web for gey
She hasna been in't for a gey while, and winna be in't for a guid while langer; and sae ye may tell them that sent ye.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21|Alexander Leighton
Aye, aye, man; ye maun reckon me gey blin no tae see ye stavering oot o the gate among moss holes tae get ooten my wey.
I couldna think on naething, but just that he was a gey and clever gentleman.The Plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
But for all shoo tewed so hard, there was a gey bit o' wool left i' t' bag when ten o'clock com and 'twere time to get to bed.Tales of the Ridings|F. W. Moorman
Gey an' often: Bell's an auld friend o' my mither's, and I run over to speir for her aye when I've time.
Word Origin for gey
a Scottish variant of gay, sometimes used 18c.-19c. with a sense of "considerable, pretty much, considerably." Cf. gray/grey.