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Origin 1250–1300 (Middle English daierie and other forms), from dey (dairymaid) + -ery.


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɛə.ɹi/
  • (General American)
    • (Marymarrymerry distinction) IPA(key): /ˈdɛɚ.i/
    • (Marymarrymerry merger) IPA(key): /ˈdɛɹ.i/
  • (Marymarrymerry merger)
  • Rhymes: -ɛəɹi


dairy (plural dairies)

  1. A place, often on a farm, where milk is processed and turned into products such as butter and cheese.
  2. A dairy farm.
  3. A shop selling dairy products.
    Synonym: milkhouse
    Synonym: milkery (rare)
  4. (New Zealand) A corner store, superette or minimart.
  5. (slang, vulgar, chiefly in the plural) A woman's breast.
    • 2011, Kate Moore, To Seduce an Angel
      Her dairies as Wallop had called them were on display, or at least as much of them as she and Ruth could not contrive to cover.
  6. (uncountable) (also dairy products or dairy produce) Products produced from milk.

Derived terms

  • dairy farmer
  • dairy farming
  • dairymaid
  • nondairy



dairy (not comparable)

  1. Referring to products produced from milk.
    1. (specifically) Referring to products produced from animal milk as opposed to non-milk substitutes.
      Is this milk dairy or soy?
  2. Referring to the milk production and processing industries.
  3. (Britain) On food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources (e.g. dairy ice cream).



  • “dairy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • (woman's breast): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary


  • diary, riyad, yaird

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