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family way

fam·i·ly way
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee wey]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li weɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee wey]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li weɪ/

Definition of family way words

  • noun family way family (def 18). 1

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Origin of family way

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1790-1800

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Parts of speech for Family way

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

family way popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

family way usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for family way

noun family way

  • pregnant — convincing; cogent: a pregnant argument.
  • gravid — pregnant1 (def 1).

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