- a heifer.
Origin of quey
1325–75; Middle English quy < Old Norse kvīga
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Examples from the Web for quey
We put some pieces of the quey in the barge and then went on board.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1
I had a cake made for the occasion, which Quey Ginn cut up with much pleasure.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak
The dairy farmers there retain the quey calves for maintaining the number of the cows, while they feed the male calves for veal.
Word Origin and History for quey
"young cow," Scottish and Northern English dialect, late 14c., from Old Norse kviga, apparently from ku "cow" (see cow (n.)).
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