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tantivy

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Pronunciation: /tanˈtɪvi
 
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archaic

Definition of tantivy in English:

noun (plural tantivies)

exclamation

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Used as a hunting cry.

Origin

mid 17th century: probably imitative of the sound of galloping.

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