sickie
noun Date: 1967 sicko

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sickie — sick‧ie [ˈsɪki] noun [countable] informal throw a sickie , pull a sickie when you say that you are ill and do not go to work, even though you are not really ill: • He was so fed up that he decided to throw a sickie instead of going into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • sickie — ► NOUN informal 1) chiefly Brit. a period of sick leave taken when one is not actually ill. 2) another word for SICKO(Cf. ↑sicko) …   English terms dictionary

  • sickie — ☆ sickie [sik′ē ] n. Slang a sick person, esp. one who is emotionally disturbed, sadistic, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sickie — [[t]sɪ̱ki[/t]] sickies N COUNT If someone takes a sickie, they take a day off work saying that they are ill, especially when they are not actually ill. [INFORMAL] Broughton took a sickie on Monday to paint his fence …   English dictionary

  • sickie — UK [ˈsɪkɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms sickie : singular sickie plural sickies British very informal a day when you say you are ill because you do not want to go to work …   English dictionary

  • sickie — I Australian Slang day off sick from work II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) as in Throw a sickie : to take time off work officially for illness, but more likely for a fun day! From Peter …   English dialects glossary

  • sickie — sick|ie [ˈsıki] n 1.) BrE informal a day when you say that you are sick and do not go to work, even though you are not really sick ▪ Looks like he s thrown another sickie (=pretended to be sick and not gone to work) . 2.) AmE informal a ↑sicko… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sickie — as in Throw a sickie : to take time off work officially for illness, but more likely for a fun day! From Peter …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • sickie — Abbreviation of a day s sick leave , usually with the implication that there is insufficient medical reason for the day off work. Sickie illustrates a distinctive feature of Australian English the addition of ie or y to abbreviated words or… …   Australian idioms

  • sickie — Noun. A period away from work with illness, and usually without just medical cause. Cf. throw a sickie . Informal. Orig. Aust./N.Z …   English slang and colloquialisms

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