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garvey

[ gahr-vee ]
/ ˈgɑr vi /
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noun, plural gar·veys.

a scowlike open boat, variously propelled, used by oyster and clam fishermen in Delaware Bay and off the coasts of Delaware and New Jersey.

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Origin of garvey

First recorded in 1895–1900; probably from a proper name

Definition for garvey (2 of 2)

Garvey
[ gahr-vee ]
/ ˈgɑr vi /

noun

Marcus (Mo·zi·ah) [moh-zahy-uh], /moʊˈzaɪ ə/, 1887–1940, Jamaican Black civil rights activist in the U.S. (1916–27): advocated emigration of Black Americans to Africa.
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Garvey
/ (ˈɡɑːvɪ) /

noun

Marcus. 1887–1940, Jamaican Black nationalist leader, active in the US. He founded (1914) the Universal Negro Improvement Association and led the Back-to-Africa movement: gaoled for fraud (1925–27)
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