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noun, plural queys. Scot. and North England.
  1. a heifer.
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Origin of quey

1325–75; Middle English quy < Old Norse kvīga
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Historical Examples of queys

  • Gibby told her about the queys that were outlyers, but she only answered him with a hem!

    The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    James Hogg

Word Origin and History for queys



"young cow," Scottish and Northern English dialect, late 14c., from Old Norse kviga, apparently from ku "cow" (see cow (n.)).

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