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McCoy

[ muh-koi ]

noun

  1. Usually the McCoy or the real McCoy. the genuine thing or person as promised, stated, or implied:

    Those other paintings are copies, but this one is the McCoy.



McCoy

1

/ məˈkɔɪ /

noun

  1. McCoyTony1974MNorthern IrishSPORT AND GAMES: jockey Tony, full name Anthony Peter McCoy. born 1974, Northern Irish national hunt jockey: champion jockey every season since 1995/96


McCoy

2

/ məˈkɔɪ /

noun

  1. slang.
    the genuine person or thing (esp in the phrase the real McCoy )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of McCoy1

First recorded in 1880–85; also Mackay, McKie, the clear McCoy (of liquor); of uncertain origin; hypothesized identifications with Mackay, a Scottish clan, and Kid McCoy, nickname of U.S. boxer Norman Selby (1873–1940), are unsubstantiated

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Word History and Origins

Origin of McCoy1

C20: perhaps after Kid McCoy, professional name of Norman Selby (1873–1940), American boxer, who was called ``the real McCoy'' to distinguish him from another boxer of that name

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Example Sentences

McCoy says the Legal Aid Society plans to use the evidence from the emails to defend clients who have been arrested as the result of an investigation that used facial recognition.

He gave the differing reason in response to a post by someone identifying as a supporter of McCoy.

McCoy posted an apology about three hours later after his initial comment came under fire in many Twitter postings by others, some of whom called on him to resign or be fired.

McCoy started the next two games before breaking his leg, forcing Washington to turn to Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson down the stretch.

Sanchez told Voice of San Diego on Friday she supports a national search to replace McCoy, but that some of the best candidates could come internally.

On October 27, a U-2 took off from McCoy Air Force base in Orlando, Florida.

There was also the shooting of 20-year-old Anna McCoy, soccer star and daughter of police officer Jimmy “Cotton” McCoy.

A veteran of several movies such as Players Club, McCoy also stars in her own reality show on TV One.

McCoy, who plays Keisha on the show, admits that while she remains friends with Dash, the two had difficult moments on the set.

“There were issues about just doing the work and not complaining about certain things on set,” said McCoy.

At eighteen he began the study of law, in the office of McCoy, in Salisbury.

A month passed slowly away before Mr. McCoy with his party reached the fort.

One of the first called was a frank, brave Tennesseean named McCoy.

Their first endeavor was to capture "Butch" McCoy, the leader of the gang.

The palebrown men and women left for the most part docilely, but the last Adams and the last McCoy refused to go.

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