Meaning of RYE in English


I. ˈrī noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ryge; akin to Old High German rocko rye, Lithuanian rugys

Date: before 12th century

1. : a hardy annual grass ( Secale cereale ) that is widely grown for grain and as a cover crop

2. : the seeds of rye

3. : rye bread

4. : rye whiskey

II. noun

Etymology: Romany rai gentleman, master, from Sanskrit rājan king — more at royal

Date: 1851

: a male Gypsy

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