or alky noun, plural (alkies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1948 slang alcoholic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • alkie — [al′kē] n. alt. sp. of ALKY * * * …   Universalium

  • alkie — [al′kē] n. alt. sp. of ALKY …   English World dictionary

  • alkie — noun An alcoholic. You want to know what its like to be an alkie, dont you, boy? …   Wiktionary

  • alkie — talkie walkie walkie talkie …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Alkie — alcoholic …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • alkie — Australian Slang alcoholic …   English dialects glossary

  • alkie — n an alcoholic, especially one who lives rough or frequents the streets. The obvi ous term, which usually carries over tones of contempt, has been widespread in the USA at least since the Depression; it was adopted after World War II in Australia …   Contemporary slang

  • alkie — n. (Slang) alky, alcoholic, one who is addicted to alcohol, drunkard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkie — Noun. An alcoholic. Also spelt alky …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • alkie — /ˈælki/ (say alkee) noun Colloquial a heavy drinker; an alcoholic. Also, alky …   Australian English dictionary

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