- nan alcoholic, especially one who lives rough or frequents the streets. The obvi-ous term, which usually carries over-tones of contempt, has been widespread in the USA at least since the Depression; it was adopted after World War II in Australia and since the 1960s has been in limited use in Brit-ain.
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alkie — [al′kē] n. alt. sp. of ALKY * * * … Universalium
alkie — [al′kē] n. alt. sp. of ALKY … English World dictionary
alkie — noun An alcoholic. You want to know what its like to be an alkie, dont you, boy? … Wiktionary
alkie — or alky noun, plural (alkies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1948 slang alcoholic … New Collegiate Dictionary
alkie — talkie walkie walkie talkie … Dictionnaire des rimes
Alkie — alcoholic … Dictionary of Australian slang
alkie — Australian Slang alcoholic … English dialects glossary
alkie — n. (Slang) alky, alcoholic, one who is addicted to alcohol, drunkard … English contemporary dictionary
alkie — Noun. An alcoholic. Also spelt alky … English slang and colloquialisms
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