Etymology
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lay-away (n.)

also lay-away, 1961 in reference to a system of payments for reserved merchandise, from the verbal phrase (attested from c. 1400 as "to put away," especially "place in store for future use"); see lay (v.) + away (adv.). Earlier in the same sense, as an adjective, was Australian lay-by (1930).

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Dictionary entries near lay-away

lax

laxative

laxity

lay

layabout

lay-away

layer

layette

laying

layman

layoff