barfly

barfly

[bahr-flahy]
noun, plural barflies. Slang.
a person who frequents barrooms.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; bar1 + fly2

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barfly (ˈbɑːflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
informal a person who frequents bars

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barfly definition


  1. n.
    a person who frequents bars. : Who will trust the word of an old barfly like Willy?
  2. n.
    a drunkard. : Some barfly staggered out of the tavern straight into the side of a car.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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