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middy 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmidē/

noun (plural middies)

1 informal A midshipman.
Example sentences
  • They left the two middies talking to one another, then entered the gundeck with the sound of snores reaching their ears.
  • ‘I'd recommend your friend Sharin as she'll be working with the command staff and our new gunnery officer Amara,’ Laurel said evenly, ‘and an ensign or middy of your choice.’
2 (also middy blouse) chiefly historical A woman’s or child’s loose blouse with a collar that is cut deep and square at the back and tapering to the front, resembling that worn by a sailor.
Example sentences
  • An image of my middy blouse hanging alone on the clotheslines outside our kitchen window, buffeted by the wind, came to mind.
  • Ness looked up at the small robot as she straightened the red tie in front of her middy blouse.
  • The girls wore gray sweaters or maroon blazers over their white middy blouses.

Words that rhyme with middy

biddy, diddy, giddy, kiddie, midi
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There are 2 main definitions of middy in English:

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middy 2

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪdi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural middies)

Australian informal
A beer glass containing half a pint (285 ml).
Example sentences
  • What we're talking about is a middy of beer, or a small glass of wine, or a single measure of spirits.
  • It's also illegal to charge more for bottled water than a middy of beer or a glass of wine.
  • I'd come in with a middy of light and he touched his glass to mine.

Origin

So named because it is considered to be a medium-sized measure.

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