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[bak-ee] /ˈbæk i/
noun, plural baccies.
Older Use. tobacco.
Origin of baccy
1825-35; by aphesis and alteration of final schwa to folk regional -y Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had been a smoker like the rest of the crew, but he gave up “baccy.”

    The Lively Poll R.M. Ballantyne
  • He stood there by the railin's a shavin' up a plug o' baccy to put in his pipe.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "The notions come and go, my children—they come and go like our 'baccy," he answered, filling his pipe.

  • There's many a swell bloke 'ud give 'arf a dollar for that to put 'is baccy in.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • Father gets up at once, and looks steady at the rest of 'em, takes his pipe out of his mouth, and shakes the baccy out.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • "If it's anything about baccy pouches——" began the young man ungratefully.

    More Cargoes W. W. Jacobs
  • Reas'nable deal o' tea an' 'baccy, though, for you to seal—shipped for same place.

    The Astonishing History of Troy Town Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • About a week ago I went into your studio to get some 'baccy and found it.'

    The Light That Failed Rudyard Kipling
  • It was said of him that he always had handy "a bit o' baccy for the old men, and a screw o' tea for the old women."

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • "I'm oot o' baccy," he said, again peering over the wind-screen.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for baccy


(Brit) an informal name for tobacco
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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