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baccy

[bak-ee]
noun, plural bac·cies.
  1. Older Use. tobacco.
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Origin of baccy

First recorded in 1825–35; by aphesis and alteration of final schwa to folk regional -y
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Examples from the Web for baccy

Historical Examples of baccy

  • 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?

  • He had been a smoker like the rest of the crew, but he gave up “baccy.”

    The Lively Poll

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for baccy

baccy

noun
  1. British an informal name for tobacco
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