Definition of dairy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdeəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈderi//
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  1. 1made from milk dairy products/produce
  2. 2connected with the production of milk rather than meat the dairy industry dairy cattle/farmers a dairy cow/farm
  3. Word OriginMiddle English deierie, from deie ‘dairymaid’ (in Old English dǣge ‘female servant’), of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse deigja, also to dough and to the second element of Old English hlǣfdige (see lady).
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