Definition of shay in English:

shay

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Pronunciation: /ʃeɪ
 
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noun

  • informal term for chaise ( sense 1).
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    • Grandma Abbey needed a doctor again, and after an anxious wait, he arrived, hitched his one-horse shay to the front-yard post and entered the house where he put his travel-worn black bag on the kitchen table.

Origin

early 18th century: back-formation from chaise, interpreted as plural.

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