Origin of middy1
- a medium-size drinking glass commonly holding half a pint and used for beer.
Origin of middy2
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Examples from the Web for middy
She was wearing a middy blouse, and that made her look five years younger.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
“No, Tom, I certainly could not,” said the middy decisively.
“Call your fellows, then, to row the boat to where he is,” said the middy.
“Then I feel disposed to do it,” cried the middy passionately.
Now then, you two,” cried the middy angrily, “you have been asleep!
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Word Origin and History for middy
colloquial abbreviation of midshipman, by 1818. As "loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen.
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