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conchy

or con·chie

[kon-chee]
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noun, plural con·chies. Slang: Often Disparaging.
  1. conscientious objector.
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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.
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Related Words for conchie

C.O., conchie, 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.

    Greener Than You Think

    Ward Moore


British Dictionary definitions for conchie

conchie

conchy

noun plural -chies
  1. informal short for conscientious objector
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