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[dek-see] /ˈdɛk si/
noun, Slang.
Dexedrine, especially in tablet form.
Origin of dexie
First recorded in 1955-60; Dex(edrine) + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Well—yes—if I may," and he looked over to the window where dexie was standing, as if to ask her permission.

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  • Guess you've been studying Shakespeare for my benefit, eh, Miss dexie?

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  • She had repeatedly hinted that dexie was "already spoken for," but the hint was not acted on in the way Gussie expected.

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  • dexie had won her position in her father's heart by her prompt and willing service.

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  • dexie unclasped the chain from her neck, and Lancy slipped the ring in its place on her finger.

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  • "Here is my belt, Lancy," and dexie held up a strap of Russian leather.

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  • "I am going to find out who this young person is," said dexie, laughing.

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  • Lancy was soon at dexie's side, and understood the situation at once.

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  • "Well, I have good reason to be jolly to-night," he replied, changing his seat so as to watch dexie's face.

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  • dexie could not control her voice just then, so she made no reply.

    Miss Dexie Stanford Eveleth
dexie in Medicine

dexie dex·ie (děk'sē)
A pill or tablet containing dextroamphetamine, usually in its sulfate form.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for dexie



A tablet of Dexedrine, trademark of a brand of amphetamine: You can take dexies, but you can get hooked on them (1950s+ Students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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