The Alternative English Dictionary: alkie

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alkie pronunciation
  • /ˈælki/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) An alcoholic.
    • 1966, Edward Albee, A Delicate Balance You want to know what it's like to be an alkie, don't you, boy?
    • 1994, Faye Morgan, Riding the Gold Curve Also, she fed patients who were unable to feed themselves and, occasionally, dealt with an alkie who treated a patient badly.
anagrams:
  • alike, Kalie

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