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conchie

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnʃi
 
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Definition of conchie in English:

noun (plural conchies)

British informal , derogatory
A conscientious objector: they were all conchies and socialists and they kept on about negotiating an end to the war
More example sentences
  • In that period, there was huge public hostility to the conchies (conscientious objectors), who had refused to fight.
  • A few years ago, the historian Andrew Roberts earned my undying contempt by alleging, on live national radio, that I was the ‘kind of person who'd have been a conchie’ in the Second World War.
  • "Conchies" already employed by the government have been denied promotion.

Origin

First World War: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with conchie

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