middie

[ mid-ee ]
/ ˈmɪd i /

noun Informal.

a midshipman.

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Origin of middie

see origin at middy1

Definition for middies (2 of 3)

middy1
[ mid-ee ]
/ ˈmɪd i /

noun, plural mid·dies.

Informal. a midshipman.

Origin of middy

1
First recorded in 1825–35; mid(shipman) + -y2

Definition for middies (3 of 3)

middy2
[ mid-ee ]
/ ˈmɪd i /

noun, plural mid·dies. Australian Slang.

a medium-size drinking glass commonly holding half a pint and used for beer.

Origin of middy

2
First recorded in 1940–45; mid1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for middies (1 of 2)

middie
/ (ˈmɪdɪ) /

noun

Australian a glass or bottle containing 285ml of beer

British Dictionary definitions for middies (2 of 2)

middy
/ (ˈmɪdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

informal See midshipman (def. 1)
Australian a middle-sized glass of beer
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