Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
English citations of ey
Pronoun: they (singular)
- 1975 August 23, Black, Judie, “Ey has a word for it”, Chicago Tribune, page 12:
- 1996 December 22, Worth, Shirley, “New To Yoga”, alt.yoga, Usenet:
- Example: In the classical Mountain Pose (Tadasana), the feet are to be together, pointing straight ahead. A person whose habit is to stand and walk splay-footed may *think* eir feet are straight ahead, when they are actually pointed only slightly less out. […] I'm not familiar with this book, but I encourage Marksmill to look for it-- and while ey is at it, to also look at a number of other books.
- 1997 November 25, Dawson, Scott Robert, “Who Pays for Cellular Calls”, alt.cellular, Usenet:
- 1999 May 12, Powell, Robin Lee, “Jumped the Gun re: Cancel Watch”, soc.bi, Usenet:
- It was me, actually, that made the offensive clothing comments. Someone elsewhere in the thread did a much better job of expressing it then I did. Basically, someone with a reasonable understanding of social standards in eir society should not be surprised if people stare and/or come on to eir[sic] when ey is wearing clothing that is considered provacative[sic] and/or sexy by said social standards.
- 2000, Jane Love, “Ethics, Plugged and Unplugged: The Pegagogy of Disorderly Conduct”, in Inman, James A. and Sewell, Donna N. editors, Taking flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work, Taylor & Francis, LCC PE1414.T24 1999, ISBN 0805831711, OL 7937301M, page 193:
- 2011 March 15, RJ Edwards, “#90: Creative Differences”, Riot Nrrd, accessed on 2012-10-06:
- Because ey'd probably like to leave.