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shay

[ shey ]
/ ʃeɪ /
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noun Chiefly Dialect.
a chaise.
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Origin of shay

1710–20; respelling and back formation from chaise (taken as plural)
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British Dictionary definitions for shay

shay
/ (ʃeɪ) /

noun
a dialect word for chaise

Word Origin for shay

C18: back formation from chaise, mistakenly thought to be plural
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