or con·chie


noun, plural con·chies. Slang: Often Disparaging.

conscientious objector.

Origin of conchy

1915–20; conch- (shortening and respelling of conscientious) + -y2

Usage note

This term is military slang dating back to World War I. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for conchie

C.O., peacenik

Examples from the Web for conchie

Historical Examples of conchie

  • By rights I ought to be a conchie, but that would just about kill the Old Lady.

British Dictionary definitions for conchie



noun plural -chies

informal short for conscientious objector
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