jarvey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Two origins have been suggested, although there is no solid evidence for either:

  • They are named after St. Gervais.
  • They are named after a coachman named Jarvis.

Noun[edit]

jarvey (plural jarvies or jarveys)

  1. (dated) A hackney coach driver. [17th and 18th centuries]
  2. (Ireland) The driver of a jaunting car.