Sunday, April 30, 2017

Beeves

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. a plural of beef.

Examples:
"The field was full of mooing beeves."
"For dinner, we had a delicious selection of beeves."

Word Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"original plural of beef (n.) in the animal sense (compare boevz, plural of Old French buef), now only in restricted use."

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Happy beeves. (snellvalleyranch.com)

2 comments:

  1. Utterly strange. Never knew it was beeves :O but as I ma trying to say it, I sound funny. I know my children will also make fun of me.

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  2. English is a very unexpected language. Guessing the plural for a word is not easy. So, thanks for this article.

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