Middy
Middy Mid"dy, n.; pl. {Middies}. A colloquial abbreviation of {midshipman}. [1913 Webster]

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  • middy — [mid′ē] n. pl. middies [< slang shortening of MIDSHIPMAN] a loose blouse with a sailor collar, worn by women and children: in full middy blouse …   English World dictionary

  • middy — (n.) colloquial abbreviation of MIDSHIPMAN (Cf. midshipman), by 1818. As loose, long type of women s blouse, 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen …   Etymology dictionary

  • middy — middy1 /mid ee/, n., pl. middies. 1. Informal. a midshipman. 2. See middy blouse. [1825 35; MID(SHIPMAN) + Y2] middy2 /mid ee/, n., pl. middies. Australian Slang. a medium size drinking glass commonly holding …   Universalium

  • middy — noun (plural middies) 1》 informal a midshipman. 2》 (also middy blouse) chiefly historical a woman s or child s loose blouse with a sailor collar …   English new terms dictionary

  • middy — mid•dy [[t]ˈmɪd i[/t]] n. pl. dies 1) navig. inf Informal. a midshipman 2) clo middy blouse • Etymology: 1825–35; mid (shipman) + y II …   From formal English to slang

  • middy —    an informal unit of volume for beer used in many Australian pubs. A middy is generally 285 milliliters (or 10 British fluid ounces), larger than a pony but smaller than a schooner …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • middy — 1. n. (pl. ies) 1 colloq. a midshipman. 2 (in full middy blouse) a woman s or child s loose blouse with a collar like that worn by sailors. 2. n. (pl. ies) Austral. sl. a measure of beer of varying size. Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • middy — noun (plural middies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1818 1. midshipman 2. a loosely fitting blouse with a sailor collar worn by women and children …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • middy — noun a midshipman …   Wiktionary

  • Middy — 1. (NSW) 10 ounce (285 ml) size glass, primarily used for serving beer; 2. serving of this amount of beer; 3. (WA) 7 ounce (207 ml) size glass, primarily used for serving beer; 4. serving of this amount of beer (so called because it is midway… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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