middy

1
[ 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 middy (2 of 2)

middy

2
[ 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 middy

middy

/ (ˈmɪdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

informal See midshipman (def. 1)
Australian a middle-sized glass of beer
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Word Origin and History for middy

middy


n.

colloquial abbreviation of midshipman, by 1818. As "loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen.

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