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See also Jay
French geai , Old French gai , jaj , perhaps from Old High German gāhi ; compare gay .
Its currency in the early 1900s can be gauged by this portion of the popular title song of a George M. Cohan musical play of 1905, Forty-five Minutes from Broadway:
Oh, what a fine bunch of reubens
Oh, what a jay atmosphere;
They have whiskers like hay,
And imagine Broadway
Only forty-five minutes from here!
jay ( plural jays )
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