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2 definitions found
 for Dey
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dey \Dey\, n. [See Dairy.]
     A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid. [Obs.]
     --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dey \Dey\, n.; pl. Deys. [Turk. d[=a]i, orig., a maternal
     uncle, then a friendly title formerly given to middle-aged or
     old people, especially among the Janizaries; and hence, in
     Algiers, consecrated at length to the commanding officer of
     that corps, who frequently became afterward pasha or regent
     of that province; hence the European misnomer of dey, as
     applied to the latter: cf. F. dey.]
     The governor of Algiers; -- so called before the French
     conquest in 1830.
     [1913 Webster]

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