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From Middle English whey, wheye, whei, from Old English hwǣġ, hwæiġ, hwæġ, hweġ (whey), from Proto-Germanic *hwają (compare Saterland Frisian Waai, Woaie, West Frisian waai, Dutch wei, German Low German Wei), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey- (to pile up, build) (compare Old Church Slavonic чинъ (činŭ, order), Ancient Greek ποιέω (poiéō, to pile up, make), Sanskrit कय (káya, every one)).

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whey (usually uncountable, plural wheys)

  1. The liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained in the process of making cheese.

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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old English hwǣġ, hwæiġ, hwæġ, hweġ, from Proto-Germanic *hwają.

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  • IPA(key): /ʍɛi̯/
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /wɛi̯/, /xʍɛi̯/

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whey (uncountable)

  1. The leftovers from milk curdled during cheesemaking; whey.
  2. (rare) The result of strained almond milk.

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