- Scot. considerably; very.
Origin of gey
Examples from the Web for gey
Historical Examples of gey
It jingles well; and both Nanse and me thought it gey and pretty; but eh!The Life of Mansie Wauch
David Macbeth Moir
On being asked what he knew, he said, "I ken a miller has aye a gey fat sou."The Jest Book
It was gey like him, the photygraph, and so everybody kent it wasna the rale Art.Erchie
(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
I was throughither whiles in my young days, Miss Ross—no very, but gey.Merkland
It is a fact that it's a gey ill wind that blaws naebody good.In Search of El Dorado
- Scot and Northumbrian dialect (intensifier)it's gey cold
Word Origin for gey
a Scottish variant of gay, sometimes used 18c.-19c. with a sense of "considerable, pretty much, considerably." Cf. gray/grey.