noun (plural conchies)British informal or derogatory
A conscientious objector.
- 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.
World War I: abbreviation.
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