under-dry

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dry definition


  1. mod.
    sober; no longer alcohol intoxicated. : How long will Ernie stay dry, do you think?
  2. n.
    a prohibitionist; an abstainer from alcohol. : The drys are in an increasing majority.
  3. mod.
    having to do with a region where alcoholic beverages cannot be purchased. (Compare this with wet.) : Some small towns are dry, but not many.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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