One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural U-eys, Plural U-iesinformal
A U-turn.‘I missed a turn, made a U-ey, and took a right onto Tramonto Drive’‘he did a U-ey and headed back to the city’
about-face, volte-face, turnaround, turnround, turnabout, u-turn, rowbackView synonyms
- ‘Then another police car makes a U-ey, then another.’
- ‘We go down and pull a U-ey into the entrance of a neighborhood and we get out to switch drivers.’
- ‘Backing up a ways, Bo pulled a U-ey and laughed as Dakota struggled for the seatbelt.’
- ‘Well, there are no U-eys allowed at that intersection… and I was too busy making the turn to read the sign.’
- ‘Instead of taking his chances with the cops and maybe getting away with it, he decides to pull a "u-ey" in order to avoid the blockade.’
1970s (originally Australian): abbreviation.
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