Dey in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is dey a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dey is a Scrabble US word. The word dey is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is dey a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word dey is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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Yes. The word dey is a Words With Friends word. The word dey is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 5 words from 'dey' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'dey'

DEY 7DYE 7

2 letters words from 'dey'

DE 3ED 3
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of dey

dey edy dye yde eyd yed

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Definitions and meaning of dey

dey

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /deɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophone: day

Etymology 1

From Middle English deye, deie, daie, from Old English dǣġe (maker of bread; baker; dairy-maid), from Proto-Germanic *daigijǭ (kneader of bread, maid), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyǵʰ- (to knead, form, build). Cognate with Swedish deja, Icelandic deigja (dairy-maid); compare dairy, dough, lady.

Alternative forms

  • daie, deie, deye

Noun

dey (plural deys)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.

Etymology 2

From French dey, from Turkish dayı.

Noun

dey (plural deys)

  1. (historical) The ruler of the Regency of Algiers (now Algeria) under the Ottoman Empire.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 29:
      [] the reigning Dey of Algiers (half of whose twenty-eight predecessors are said to have met violent ends) lost his temper with the French consul, struck him in the face with a fly-whisk, and called him ‘a wicked, faithless, idol-worshipping rascal’.

Etymology 3

Pronoun

dey

  1. Eye dialect spelling of they, representing African American Vernacular English English.
  2. Eye dialect spelling of there, representing African American Vernacular English English. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

References

  • dey in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • “dey” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Anagrams

  • Dye, d'ye, dye, ye'd, yed

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /teiː/
  • Rhymes: -eiː

Verb

dey

  1. inflection of deyja:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English dæġ.

Noun

dey

  1. Alternative form of day

Etymology 2

From Old Norse þeir.

Pronoun

dey

  1. Alternative form of þei

Etymology 3

From Old French de.

Noun

dey

  1. Alternative form of dee

Nigerian Pidgin

Alternative forms

  • deh

Etymology

From English there.

Verb

dey

  1. is, are

Source: wiktionary.org
  • formerly, the pasha of Algiers.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)