SMIDSY

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English[edit]

Acronym[edit]

SMIDSY

  1. (UK, Australia) Sorry mate, I didn′t see you.
    • 2010, Matt Croucher, Flash Point, page 13,
      The motorist claimed Smidsy after the crash — ‘Sorry mate I didn't see you’.

Usage notes[edit]

The acronym is used by motorcyclists and cyclists to describe traffic collisions in which the driver of a car or larger vehicle claims not to have noticed a two-wheel biker. Usually derogatory, in that the intended implication is often that the driver was not at fault (when he/she patently was). SMIDSY was also used as a title of a BBC series on road safety broadcast in the 1980s.