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sickie Line breaks: sickie
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪki/

Definition of sickie in English:


1British A day taken as sick leave when one is not actually ill: she took a sickie only last week and enjoyed a morning in bed
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  • The number of sickies - time off taken under the pretext of illness - rises with the onset of winter as people find it harder to get out of bed.
  • The supermarket giant is piloting a scheme where it does not offer sick pay to its staff until someone is off for three days and rewards those who take no days off ill in an attempt to wipe out the sickie.
  • The Confederation of British Industry deputy Yorkshire regional director has said that employees taking sickies would be letting themselves and colleagues down.
2 another word for sicko. her crowd of goat rapists and rich sickies
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  • Why does foreign policy always attract the world class sickies and sleazeballs?
  • The result was a set of cinematic sickies so drenched in dread and bloodstained bodies that audiences couldn't help but be disturbed.
  • Oh yeah, they're all a bunch of little sickies over there!

Words that rhyme with sickie

brickie, Dickie, hickey, icky, mickey, Nicky, picky, quickie, rickey, Rikki, sticky, tricky, Vicky

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