alkie

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alkie (plural alkies)

  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.

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