[ bahr-flahy ]
/ ˈbɑrˌflaɪ /
noun, plural bar·flies. Slang.
a person who frequents barrooms.
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souse, bacchanal, soak, alcoholic, tippler, stiff, lush, inebriate, boozer, wino, drinker, sponge, sot, debauchee, carouser, toper, dipsomaniac, drunkard, bacchanalian, bibber
- barf bag,
- bargain away,
- bargain basement,
- bargain bin,
- bargain counter
Origin of barfly
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In early April 1949, the petite 18-year-old barfly was found in a shallow grave in the desert of southern New Mexico.
/ (ˈbɑːflaɪ) /
noun plural -flies
informal a person who frequents bars
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