Word of the Day – Bevy

Word of the Day : November 10, 2021


noun BEV-ee

What It Means

bevy is a large group or collection.

// The gym offers a bevy of workout classes, including kickboxing and Zumba.

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“Starting at 7:30 p.m. on most nights in October, a bevy of jack-o-lanterns will glow along pathways on Newfields’ campus.” — Domenica Bongiovanni, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), 10 Oct. 2021

Did You Know?

Bevy makes its appearance in Middle English as a word used especially for a group of deer, quail, larks, or young ladies. Etymologists aren’t certain why bevy was chosen for those groups (though they have theories). Today, bevies include any person or thing—e.g., “a bevy of reporters,” “a bevy of menu choices.”