Origin of middy1
- a medium-size drinking glass commonly holding half a pint and used for beer.
Origin of middy2
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Historical Examples of middy
She was wearing a middy blouse, and that made her look five years younger.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
“No, Tom, I certainly could not,” said the middy decisively.
“No; we have got something else to think of, Tom,” said the middy sternly.
“Then I feel disposed to do it,” cried the middy passionately.
Now then, you two,” cried the middy angrily, “you have been asleep!
colloquial abbreviation of midshipman, by 1818. As "loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen.