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flattie

Line breaks: flat|tie
Pronunciation: /ˈflati
 
/
(also flatty)

Definition of flattie in English:

noun (plural flatties)

informal
1A flat-heeled shoe.
Example sentences
  • After so many seasons of crippling stilettos, the flattie fights back.
  • The heels have also worn down so far the shoes have become flatties, instead of the fashionable high heels they once were.
  • However young and crazed by ‘vintage’, no one will be going out wearing square-toed flatties with space-age mini dresses, that's a given.
2A flatfish.
Example sentences
  • It usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes to get one of these big flatties to give in and move off the seabed.
  • On the other hand, don't wait forever as you don't want the little flatties to swallow the hook.
  • Plenty of interest in the day, and night divers can expect to encounter flatties, including the occasional ray, octopus, small cuttlefish and lobster.
4 dated A police officer.
[ late 19th century: informal abbreviation of flatfoot]

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