What is the etymology of “bevy”?

1. What are common ways to use “bevy” in good English?

2.  Is “bevy” a word that is often used in English?

3.  How did “bevy” orginate in English? Is there a connection with beverage?

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One Response to “What is the etymology of “bevy”?”

  1. Edward Says:

    If you mean something that people drink, th Concise Oxford English Dictionary spells it “bevvy” and says it is an abbreviation of “beverage:

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