[ loi ]

  1. a female given name.

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How to use Loy in a sentence

  • Only the diehard loyalists—Myrna Loy and Eddie Cantor—came forward enthusiastically.

    'Tricky Dick' vs. the Pink Lady | Sally Denton | November 16, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Kayn Mac Loy stretched his leg; and the big man applied to it leaves of herbs and healing; and it was healed.

  • He was obliged to take a Loy from one of their reluctant hands, and began the attack himself.

    Castle Rackrent | Maria Edgeworth
  • Loy was not only a translator but also an author of no mean ability.

    The Story of Our Hymns | Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • In Roscommon this word is applied to the handle of a Loy or spade which has been broken and patched together again.

  • The paintings of Mina Loy seem to the beholder the strange creations of a vagrant fancy.

    The Merry-Go-Round | Carl Van Vechten

British Dictionary definitions for loy


/ (lɔɪ) /

  1. Irish a narrow spade with a single footrest

Origin of loy

C18: from Irish Gaelic láí

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