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[bak-ee] /ˈbæk i/
noun, plural baccies.
Older Use. tobacco.
Origin of baccy
First recorded in 1825-35; by aphesis and alteration of final schwa to folk regional -y Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The 'baccy is in the flat cases over by the Black Drop there.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He stood there by the railin's a shavin' up a plug o' baccy to put in his pipe.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Aphesis is the loss of the unaccented first syllable, as in 'baccy and 'later.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
  • Piped me up with a 'baccy pipe, he did, and where's he gone?

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • He had been a smoker like the rest of the crew, but he gave up “baccy.”

    The Lively Poll R.M. Ballantyne
  • There's many a swell bloke 'ud give 'arf a dollar for that to put 'is baccy in.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • "If it's anything about baccy pouches——" began the young man ungratefully.

    More Cargoes W. W. Jacobs
  • About a week ago I went into your studio to get some 'baccy and found it.'

    The Light That Failed Rudyard Kipling
  • I will, even if I have to forgo my baccy for a month to raise the oof.

  • "I'm oot o' baccy," he said, again peering over the wind-screen.

    Captain Calamity

    Rolf Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for baccy


(Brit) an informal name for tobacco
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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