- Daniel,1747–1825, American Revolutionary War soldier: leader of a popular insurrection (Shays' Rebellion) in Massachusetts 1786–87.
- a chaise.
Origin of shay
Examples from the Web for shays
Contemporary Examples of shays
“Her support is broader than I would like, but it's paper-thin,” Shays says.
“Linda McMahon is clearly not a fiscal conservative, which I am,” says Shays with flinty frustration.
Historical Examples of shays
Congress could deal surely and effectively with any future Shays if it were invited to do so.Union and Democracy
When Shays' insurrection broke out, he assisted in its suppression.Tea Leaves
But the Shays rebellion had served as a useful object-lesson.
A hundred and fifty, including Shays himself, were taken prisoners.
There are no shays in this country; but Bill had read the word somewhere, and thought it sounded respectable.Three Elephant Power
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
- Daniel. ?1747–1825, American soldier and revolutionary leader of a rebellion of Massachusetts farmers against the US government (1786–87)
- a dialect word for chaise
Word Origin for shay
1717, back-formation from chaise (q.v.), wrangled into English and mistaken for a plural.