Cloy meaning

kloi
To cloy is to be too much of something pleasant.

An example of cloy is for a fruit pie to be far too sweet to finish even a slice.

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To be too filling, rich, or sweet.
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To make weary or displeased by too much of something, esp. something sweet, rich, etc.
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To fill up or choke up; to stop up.
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To clog, to glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate.
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To fill to loathing; to surfeit.
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To cause distaste or disgust by supplying with too much of something originally pleasant, especially something rich or sweet; surfeit.
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Origin of cloy

  • Short for obsolete accloy to clog from Middle English acloien from Old French encloer to drive a nail into from Medieval Latin inclāvāre Latin in- in in–2 Latin clāvāre to nail (from clāvus nail)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From an aphetic form of Middle English acloyen, from Old French enclouer, encloer, from Vulgar Latin *inclāvāre, from Late Latin clāvāre, present active infinitive of clāvō, from Latin clāvus.
    From Wiktionary