- the former title of the governor of Algiers
- a pasha in the former Barbary States of Tunis or Tripoli
Origin: Fr dey < Turk dāi, maternal uncle: orig., friendly title given to an older person
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- Used formerly as the title of the governor of Algiers before the French conquest in 1830.
- Used formerly as the title for rulers of the states of Tunis and Tripoli.
Origin: French, from Turkish dayı, maternal uncle.