Definition of Backsey

1. sirloin [n -S] - See also: sirloin



Lexicographical Neighbors of Backsey

backscratchers
backscratches
backscratching
backscroll
backseat
backseat driver
backseat drivers
backseater
backseaters
backseats
backset
backsets
backsetting
backsettler
backsettlers
backsey (current term)
backseys
backshadowing
backshadowings
backsheesh
backsheeshed
backsheeshes
backsheeshing
backshift
backshifted
backshifting
backshifts
backshine
backshish
backshishes

Literary usage of Backsey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquary by Walter Scott (1816)
"... he'll make as muckle about buying a fore quarter o' lamb in August, as about a backsey o' beef. Let's taste another drap o' the sin- '* I winna say ony ..."

2. An Alphabetical List of English Words Occurring in the Literature of the by Philological Society (Great Britain), Philological Society (Great Britain (1861)
"... sublease, J. backset, pp, wearied, J. 1816 backset, a check 3 backsey, sirloin, J. 1583 back-shop 1494 1727 backside, of place 1,,3 1500 backside, ..."

3. The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous: With General Glossary by Walter Scott (1879)
"backsey, the sirloin. Baff, How; bang; heavy thump. Haik, beck ; curtsy ; reverence. Bailie, alderman or magistrate. Bairns, children. Baith, both. ..."

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