1 [mid-ee]
noun, plural middies.
Informal. a midshipman.

1825–35; mid(shipman) + -y2

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2 [mid-ee]
noun, plural middies. Australian Slang.
a medium-size drinking glass commonly holding half a pint and used for beer.

1940–45; mid1 + -y2

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middy (ˈmɪdɪ)
n , pl -dies
1.  informal See midshipman
2.  See middy blouse
3.  (Austral) a middle-sized glass of beer

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Word Origin & History

"loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen, from colloquial abbreviation of midshipman.
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While there's one sailor or middy style there that is fully worth double the price.
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