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barfly

[ bahr-flahy ]
/ ˈbɑrˌflaɪ /
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noun, plural bar·flies.Slang.
a person who frequents barrooms.
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Origin of barfly

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; bar1 + fly1
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British Dictionary definitions for barfly

barfly
/ (ˈbɑːflaɪ) /

noun plural -flies
informal a person who frequents bars
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