noun (plural middies)
1 informal A midshipman.
- 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.
- 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.
Entry from British & World English dictionary