Coy vs Soy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between coy and soy
is that coy
is a trap from which waterfowl may be hunted while soy
is a chinese and japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water us preference is the term soy sauce
As an adjective coy
is (dated) bashful, shy, retiring.
As a verb coy
is (obsolete) to caress, pet; to coax, entice.
From (etyl) coi, earlier .
(dated) Bashful, shy, retiring.
(archaic) Quiet, reserved, modest.
Reluctant to give details about something sensitive; notably prudish.
Pretending shyness or modesty, especially in an insincere or flirtatious way.
Soft, gentle, hesitating.
- Enforced hate, / Instead of love's coy touch, shall rudely tear thee.
(obsolete) To caress, pet; to coax, entice.
(obsolete) To calm or soothe.
To allure; to decoy.
* Bishop Rainbow
- Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, / While I thy amiable cheeks do coy .
- A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets.
A trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.
A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. US preference is the term soy sauce .
* 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook , p381
- I like a little soy with my rice.
Soybeans. Often used attributively.
- Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy , as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
- These candles are made from soy .
- The soy crop is looking good this year.
* soy bean
* soy milk
* soy sauce