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possy

[pos-ee] /ˈpɒs i/
noun, plural possies. Australian.
1.

possie

or possy

[pos-ee] /ˈpɒs i/
noun, Australian.
1.
a job; position.
Origin of possie
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; shortening and alteration of position
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  • So we couldn't have our children dirty and sinful too, you know, possy!

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap Laura E. Richards
  • "My dear friend," exclaimed possy, blindly moving his king into check.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • "Just this," possy said, leaning forward to give emphasis to his words.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • possy paused, inferentially transferring the question to his friend.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • possy went quickly to the door, opened it and called, "Herbux, come in."

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • After all, possy could have lied about the cat and the other creatures.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • This is ridiculous, he told himself, turning to possy with a helpless shrug.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • "I wouldn't dream of such a thing—" possy began—and stopped with a gasp.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
  • A sergeant was in a "possy" (the soldier's term for his position in the firing-line and dugout) watching a party of Turks digging.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • They called each other possy and Smithy and got together once a week to play chess and exchange views on the universe in general.

    When I Grow Up Richard E. Lowe
British Dictionary definitions for possy

possie

/ˈpɒzɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a place; position: if we're early for the film we'll get a good possie at the back
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