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barfly

[bahr-flahy] /ˈbɑrˌflaɪ/
noun, plural barflies. Slang.
1.
a person who frequents barrooms.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; bar1 + fly2
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British Dictionary definitions for bar fly

barfly

/ˈbɑːflaɪ/
noun (pl) -flies
1.
(informal) a person who frequents bars
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Word Origin and History for bar fly

barfly

n.

"habitual drunkard," 1910, from bar (n.2) + fly (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for bar fly

barfly

noun

A heavy drinker; lush, souse (1910+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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