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sickie

[ sik-ee ]

noun

, Slang.
  1. Also a person who is deranged or perverted.
  2. a morbid or sadistic thing, as a joke.


sickie

/ ˈsɪkɪ /

noun

  1. informal.
    a day of sick leave from work, whether for genuine sickness or not


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sickie1

First recorded in 1965–70; sick 1 + -ie
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sickie1

C20: from sick 1+ -ie
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Example Sentences

We overestimate the number of people who are cheating on their taxes or take a sickie off work or do other kinds of bad things.

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