forby or for·bye [fawr-bahy] ExamplesWord Origin preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.
But I must be off, lass; for I’ve the horses to get ready, forby the shortness of the time.
Forby thinks it may be derived from the Italian gozzo, a throat.
Forby, on occasion like this, I’ll fetch it an’ take all the blame for that same.
Forby remarks that the combination is an East-Anglian provincialism.
They’re rich an’ can afford it, an’ forby they need them an’ we don’t.
James C. Welsh
British Dictionary definitions for forby forby forbye preposition, adverb Scot
- besides; in addition (to)
- obsolete near; nearby