noun Chiefly Dialect.
Origin of shay
Examples from the Web for 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.
Follow him to his New England home in the turbulent days of Shays' rebellion, paper money, stay and tender laws, and land banks.The Frontier in American History|Frederick Jackson Turner
In Massachusetts Shays' rebellion was in progress, which seemed at times to threaten the existence of the commonwealth itself.The Land of the Miamis|Elmore Barce
Besides there were eighteen members who had taken part in Shays's Rebellion, so hostile were they to the execution of all law.Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed.|Calvin Coolidge
Shays's war happened in the latter part of 1786 and the beginning of the following year.Grandfather's Chair|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Shays's rebellion in Massachusetts had assumed rather formidable possibilities, and seemed not unlikely to spread to other States.James Madison|Sydney Howard Gay
Word Origin for shay
1717, back-formation from chaise (q.v.), wrangled into English and mistaken for a plural.