[ bahr-flahy ]
/ ˈbɑrˌflaɪ /
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noun, plural bar·flies.Slang.
a person who frequents barrooms.
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Example sentences from the Web for barfly
In early April 1949, the petite 18-year-old barfly was found in a shallow grave in the desert of southern New Mexico.
And it should have been obvious to me, maybe not that he was an Executive Special, but that he was certainly no drunken barfly.Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for barfly
/ (ˈbɑːflaɪ) /
noun plural -flies
informal a person who frequents bars
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