wey

[ wey ]
/ weɪ /
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noun, plural weys.

an old British unit of weight of various values, especially 16 stones of 16 pounds each, or 256 pounds.
an old Scotch-Irish unit of capacity equal to 40 U.S. bushels.

Nearby words

  1. wettie,
  2. wetting agent,
  3. wetware,
  4. weu,
  5. wexford,
  6. weyden,
  7. weygand,
  8. weygand, maxime,
  9. weyl,
  10. weymouth

Origin of wey

before 900; Middle English; Old English wǣge weight. See weigh1

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Word Origin and History for wey

wey

n.

dry goods weight, Old English weg (see weigh).

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