noun, plural mid·dies.
Origin of middy1
noun, plural mid·dies. Australian Slang.
Origin of middy2
Related Words for middycadet, marine, pilot, boater, diver, turtleneck, bodice, pullover, swab, tarpaulin, mate, jack, seafarer, navigator, mariner, salt, pirate, bluejacket, shipmate, tar
Examples from the Web for middy
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
“Call your fellows, then, to row the boat to where he is,” said the middy.
“No, Tom, I certainly could not,” said the middy decisively.
“Then I feel disposed to do it,” cried the middy passionately.
Now then, you two,” cried the middy angrily, “you have been asleep!
noun plural -dies
colloquial abbreviation of midshipman, by 1818. As "loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen.