Definition of trey in English:


Syllabification: trey
Pronunciation: /trā

noun (plural treys)

  • 1A thing having three of something, in particular.
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    • Now, in our hour of need, comes the July issue of the New Yorker magazine with a trey of great articles.
    • A trey of singles and a wild pitch later, the game is tied.
  • 1.1US (In basketball) a shot scoring three points.
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    • The NBAers had the chance to win with the final shot but a trey by Antoine Walker came up short.
    • The Tar Heels had just nailed a trey to knot the score late in this back and forth battle.
    • AI put down 17 of 21 foul shots and 3 of 4 treys to go along with 11 dimes and 5 steals in what was arguably his best game of the season.
  • 1.2A playing card or die with three spots.
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    • The minimum bid is two; the maximum is the total number of points available - either ten or seven, depending on whether you count the trey of trumps.
    • But see, you never knew, because deuces became treys in the outer boroughs.
    • Yet we don't count up two diamonds from the deuce and two from the trey, but treat each card as a complete unity.


late Middle English: from Old French trei 'three', from Latin tres.

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