forbye

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

forbye ‎(not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of forby

Preposition[edit]

forbye

  1. Alternative form of forby

Scots[edit]

Preposition[edit]

forbye

  1. besides, in addition to
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      ‘they ca' it fasting when they hae the best o' sea-fish frae Hartlepool and Sunderland by land carriage, forbye trouts, grilses, salmon, and a' the lave o't, and so they make their very fasting a kind of luxury and abomination [...].’
    • 1992, Iain Banks, The Crow Road:
      'And mind them there's plenty of bread, and some chicken in the fridge, and cheese, and plenty of soup forbye, if you get hungry again.'