- the former title of the governor of Algiers
- a pasha in the former Barbary States of Tunis or Tripoli
Origin of deyFrench dey ; from Turkish dāi, maternal uncle: origin, originally , friendly title given to an older person
- 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 of deyFrench, from Turkish dayı, maternal uncle, protector, dey, from Old Turkic tağāy, maternal uncle.