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kye

[key]
noun
  1. a private Korean-American banking club to which members pay contributions and from which they may take out loans, usually to start small businesses.
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Origin of kye

Borrowed into English from Korean around 1985–90
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Examples from the Web for kye

Historical Examples

  • We may fancy the delight of the villagers when 'the kye cam' hame.'

    The Red True Story Book

    Various

  • Randal and Jean thought it was very likely there were "kye," or cattle, in the water.

  • She encourages the latter, telling her not to be pitened and kye.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • One shilling and sixpence is a kye, now and then an eighteener.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • The kye were in the sea-pastures near, and even the dogs slept.


British Dictionary definitions for kye

kye

noun
  1. (functioning as plural) a Scottish and Northern English variant of kine
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