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middie

[mid-ee] /ˈmɪd i/
noun, Informal.
1.
a midshipman.
Origin
see middy1

middy1

[mid-ee] /ˈmɪd i/
noun, plural middies.
1.
Informal. a midshipman.
Origin
1825-35; mid(shipman) + -y2

middy2

[mid-ee] /ˈmɪd i/
noun, plural middies. Australian Slang.
1.
a medium-size drinking glass commonly holding half a pint and used for beer.
Origin
1940-45; mid1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for middies

middie

/ˈmɪdɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) a glass or bottle containing 285ml of beer

middy

/ˈmɪdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(informal) See midshipman (sense 1)
2.
3.
(Austral) a middle-sized glass of beer
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Word Origin and History for middies
middy
"loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen, from colloquial abbreviation of midshipman.
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Slang definitions & phrases for middies

middy

noun

A midshipman (1818+ Nautical)


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