aggie

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

agate +‎ -ie

Noun[edit]

aggie (countable and uncountable, plural aggies)

  1. (informal) Marble or a marble made of agate, or one that looks as if it were made of agate.
    • 1950, The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury:
      Mrs. Collins. Never seen so many children out. Snowmen in every yard this year.
      Billy. Look at mine, Mr Willis. Got a baseball for a nose and my best aggies for eyes.
      Mr. Willis. Yeah, marbles are fine—but in my day we used coal.
    • 1999, Abdelkader Benali, Susan Massotty, Wedding by the Sea (page 60)
      Most of the time it went fine; some of his classmates had so many marbles they could have opened up their own shop in smurfs, pirates, purple aggies and pink panthers.

Etymology 2[edit]

agricultural +‎ -ie

Noun[edit]

aggie (plural aggies)

  1. (US, informal) An agricultural school, such as one of the state land-grant colleges.
  2. (US, informal) A student or alumnus of such a school.