from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang An alcoholic.
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- n. Alternative spelling of alkie.
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- n. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
Shortening and alteration of alcoholic + -y3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)