Roy vs Soy - What's the difference?

roy | soy |


As nouns the difference between roy and soy

is that roy is (obsolete) a king 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 roy

is (obsolete) royal.

roy

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
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  • * 2003 Minette Walters: Disordered Minds . Macmillan. ISBN 1741142121 page 173:
  • - - - The real pity is that the only name William Burton remembers is Roy ...it was a popular name in the fifties and sixties so there were probably quite a few of them."
    "Not that popular," said George. "Surely it's Roy Trent?"
    "Roy' Rogers...'''Roy''' Orbison... '''Roy''' of the Rovers...' Roy Castle..."
    "At least one of those was a comic-book character," said Andrew.
    "So? Bill Clinton and David Beckham named their children after places. All I'm saying is we can't assume Roy' Trent from ' Roy ."
  • A city in Utah.
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    soy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * soya

    Noun

    (-)
  • 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 .
  • I like a little soy with my rice.
  • * 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook , p381
  • Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy , as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
  • Soybeans. Often used attributively.
  • These candles are made from soy .
    The soy crop is looking good this year.

    Derived terms

    * soy bean * soy milk * soy sauce