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middy1

[mid-ee] /ˈmɪd i/
noun, plural middies.
1.
Informal. a midshipman.
Origin
1825-1835
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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  • While there's one sailor or middy style there that is fully worth double the price.
British Dictionary definitions for middy

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 middy
n.

colloquial abbreviation of midshipman, by 1818. As "loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen.

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Slang definitions & phrases for middy

middy

noun

A midshipman (1818+ Nautical)


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