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Definition of "foy" [foy]

  • Scots A farewell feast, drink, or gift, as at a wedding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foy" in a sentence
  • "The salesman remembered the transaction because his customers had been unable to describe what they wanted otherwise than by the word "cloth," which was not the technical name foy any of his commodities."
  • "One of the servants at the place was leaving, and what was termed a "foy" was being held that night."
  • "We were apt to "foy" at our work to the extent of grudging meal-times and sleep."