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Supposedly vs. Supposably


or possy

[pos-ee] /ˈpɒs i/
noun, Australian
a job; position.
Origin of possie
1915-20; shortening and alteration of position


[pos-ee] /ˈpɒs i/
noun, plural possies. Australian
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  • Ever ingenious, the troops commenced collecting tins, and anything that would keep their "possies" and dugouts dry.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • These men had crept into their "possies," or crevices in the wall, and tucked their toes out of the way.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • The infantry alongside were in possies, as we called them, holes dug in the trenches to keep a man from being exposed.

British Dictionary definitions for possies


(Austral & NZ, informal) a place; position: if we're early for the film we'll get a good possie at the back
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