appy

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of appetizer + -y.

Noun[edit]

appy (plural appies or appys)

  1. (informal) An appetizer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of appendix, appendicitis or appendectomy + -y.

Noun[edit]

appy

  1. (medicine, colloquial, slang) Appendix.
    perfed appy
  2. (medicine, colloquial, slang) Appendicitis.
  3. (medicine, colloquial, slang) Appendectomy.
    • 2001, Richard Furman, Reaching Your Full Potential: Simple Steps to Achieving Your Goals, Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, →ISBN, page 108:
      I want to learn to do two types of cases while on this rotation—hernias and appendectomies. There are always plenty of hernias scheduled during the month, but the appendectomies seem to come in spurts; entire months have gone by without a single “appie” coming in.

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