Definition of queyu in English:

queyu

noun

  • In Guyana and neighbouring regions: a small apron-like garment worn by the women of certain Amerindian peoples, fashioned from panels of small coloured glass beads worked into intricate geometrical patterns attached to fringes of cotton, and fastened by strings of similar beads tied around the waist.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Stedman (1744–1797), army officer and author. Origin uncertain; perhaps from a Cariban language, perhaps via Guyanese Creole.

Pronunciation

queyu

/ˈkweɪuː/