Definition of trey in English:

trey

noun

  • 1A playing card or dice with three spots.

    • ‘But see, you never knew, because deuces became treys in the outer boroughs.’
    • ‘The minimum bid is two; the maximum is the total number of points available - either ten or seven, depending on whether you count the trey of trumps.’
    • ‘Yet we don't count up two diamonds from the deuce and two from the trey, but treat each card as a complete unity.’
  • 2US (in basketball) a shot scoring three points.

    • ‘Off-guard Eddie Jones was third in the NBA with 177 treys.’
    • ‘The NBAers had the chance to win with the final shot but a trey by Antoine Walker came up short.’
    • ‘Too often, Marbury is forced to pop a pipe dream of a trey because the offense doesn't flow and post-up options are few.’
    • ‘Yet when Denver extended its big men and rotated its guards to shut off the pick and roll, the Wolves merely swung the ball to a wide-open Latrell Sprewell on the wing, who buried seven treys en route to a 31-point performance.’
    • ‘The 9 shots in the series going into last night were all treys.’
    • ‘AI put down 17 of 21 foul shots and 3 of 4 treys to go along with 11 dimes and 5 steals in what was arguably his best game of the season.’
    • ‘The Tar Heels had just nailed a trey to knot the score late in this back and forth battle.’
    • ‘It's just that some players, when you question what they can do, they answer by raining treys in your face and blowing by you in the open floor.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French trei ‘three’, from Latin tres.

Pronunciation

trey

/treɪ/