jay (n.) Old form(s): Iay , Iayes
[bird of bright plumage] showy woman, whore
Cym III.iv.50[Innogen to Pisanio, of Posthumus] Some jay of Italy ... hath betrayed him
MW III.iii.39[Mistress Ford to Mistress Page, of Falstaff] We'll teach him to know turtles from jays [i.e. faithful women from unfaithful ones]
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