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alky | alkie | alchy Offensive

Meaning: an alcoholic

For example:

  • Poor old Bob turned into an alky after his business failed.

  • Anyone who's an alchy should try going to Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA. It's helped millions of people who've been addicted to alcohol.

Note: This word is offensive, so be very careful when using it.

Origin: short for "alcoholic"

Quick Quiz:

Gillian thinks her husband's an alkie because he
  1. gets drunk every day
  2. has wine with his dinner most nights
  3. drinks beer with his mates some nights

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