clancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Clancy of the Overflow, a character in a poem of that name (also in The Man from Snowy River) by Australian poet Banjo Patterson.

Noun[edit]

clancy (plural clancies)

  1. An overflow or spillage.
    • 1971, David Ireland, The Unknown Industrial Prisoner
      They'd had a clancy […]. He had dozed off with the water running and there was water slopping everywhere.