[ ahr-chee ]
/ ˈɑr tʃi /
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a male given name, form of Archibald.
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Words nearby Archy
archrival, archsee, arch support, archt., archway, Archy, arciform, Arcimboldi, Arcimboldo, Arciniegas, arc-jet engine
Other definitions for Archy (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “rule,” “government,” forming abstract nouns usually corresponding to personal nouns ending in -arch: monarchy; oligarchy.
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How to use Archy in a sentence
His guys are Archy, an African-American bassist who returned from the Gulf, who meets Nat, a white aficionado of vinyl.‘Telegraph Avenue’: Michael Chabon on His Obsessive Novel of Fandom|Josh Dzieza|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As for Archy, he nursed his cat, sucked his thumb, and looked at his aunt.
Archy was really as good as gold till he met with his accident.
"You could say yes, and not tell a lie, either," returned Archy.Wreaths of Friendship|T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
In the meantime, Daft Archy had sprung to his feet, and was staring wildly at the company by which he was surrounded.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX|Alexander Leighton
Archy was born in the old Sun building, now demolished, once known as Vermin Castle.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for Archy
n combining form
government; ruleanarchy; monarchy
Derived forms of -archy-archic, adj combining form-archist, n combining form
Word Origin for -archy
from Greek -arkhia; see -arch
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