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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: mew 'place where hawks are kept' (14-20 centuries), from French mue, from muer 'to have the feathers fall out'

mews

noun
     
Related topics: Roads
mews [plural] British English
TTR a small street or area surrounded by buildings in a city, where horses used to be kept, but where people now live

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