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See also: üy


Alternative forms[edit]


From U(-turn) +‎ -ey.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈju.i/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ui


uey (plural ueys)

  1. (Australia, Canada, Britain, US, colloquial, informal) A U-turn.
    • 1987, Kelly Lawrence, The Gone Shots, Franklin Watts, US, page 280,
      “Don't lose her,” I growled, and plowed between the two cars and across the dividing line and banged a Uey.
    • 2000, Louis J. Fagan, Angelo, Independent Publishers Group, US, page 324,
      Barry musta figured Jamie′s friend lived in town because he did a Uey and headed back that way.
    • 2001, Steve Aylett, Only an Alligator, Scar Garden 2010 (The Complete Accomplice), p. 28:
      Since it pulled a U-ey and snapped Fang on the noggin, Barny had been dressing it in a flowery skirt and hat for reasons which are still a mystery.
    • 2006, Richard Crick, My Word Is My Bonus, AuthorHouse, page 255,
      [] Sid, could you please just go up Holborn a little way, do a uey and pull in over there, where we can see the entrance over on this side.”
    • 2007, Richard Marinick, In For a Pound, Justin, Charles & Co., US, page 59,
      Climbing into the Mustang, McCauley banged a Uey in front of the post office and stopped for the red light half a block up at the corner of Sea Street.


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Classical Nahuatl[edit]


uey (inanimate)

  1. Obsolete spelling of huēyi