McCoy


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Mc·Coy

 (mə-koi′)
n. Informal
The authentic thing or quality; something that is not an imitation or substitute: This gem is the real McCoy.

[Alteration of earlier McKay, probably from Scots, good unadulterated whiskey.]

McCoy

(məˈkɔɪ)
n
slang the genuine person or thing (esp in the phrase the real McCoy)
[C20: perhaps after Kid McCoy, professional name of Norman Selby (1873–1940), American boxer, who was called "the real McCoy'"to distinguish him from another boxer of that name]

McCoy

(məˈkɔɪ)
n
(Biography) Tony, full name Anthony Peter McCoy. born 1974, Northern Irish national hunt jockey: champion jockey every season since 1995/96

Mc•Coy

(məˈkɔɪ)

n.
the genuine thing or person as promised, stated, or implied (usu. in the phrase the real McCoy).
[1880–85; also Mackay, McKie, the clear McCoy (of liquor); of uncertain orig.]
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McCoy

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the real McCoy real thing, genuine article This isn't just sparkling wine, it's the real McCoy.
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McCoy

[məˈkɔɪ] (fam) this is the real McCoy!questo è quello originale!
References in classic literature ?
My name is McCoy," came the answer in tones that breathed tenderness and compassion.
Both he and the captain regarded McCoy with incredulity and amazement.
Yes, that is what fetched you to leeward," McCoy went on.
McCoy cried involuntarily, mopping his face with a bandana handkerchief.
You see," the captain said to McCoy, "you can't compel sailors to leave the safe land and go to sea on a burning vessel.
the captain finally asked McCoy, who was watching the carpenter with all a child's interest and curiosity in his eyes.
Captain Davenport debated for a moment, and then McCoy heard the question he had not wanted to hear, but which he knew was surely coming.
This gentleman is the Honorable McCoy, Chief Magistrate and Governor of Pitcairn Island.
One moment, Captain," McCoy said, as the other was turning to give orders to the mate.
Konig was thunderstruck, staring at McCoy as if he were a madman.
The captain released his hand, and, with a last sweeping glance that embraced the crew in its benediction, McCoy went over the rail and descended into his canoe.
On the way, he had raided the little islet of Ugi, sacked the store, and taken the head of the solitary trader, a gentle-souled half- caste from Norfolk Island who traced back directly to a Pitcairn ancestry straight from the loins of McCoy of the Bounty.