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alky | alkie | alchy

This page is about the slang term alky | alkie | alchy


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.

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

a. gets drunk every day

b. has wine with his dinner most nights

c. drinks beer with his mates some nights

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Contributor: Matt Errey