from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix properly meaning a rule, ruling, as in monarchy, the rule of one only. Cf. -arch.
  • adj. Arched.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling an arch; having arches; arching.
  • In heraldry, same as arched, 2.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Chops and props to anyone who can tell me who "archy" is named after.

    January 2004

  • By Don Marquis, in "archy and mehitabel," 1927 well boss i saw mehitabel the cat the other day and she was looking a little thin and haggard with a limp in the hind leg on the starboard side old feline animal i said how is tricks still in the ring archy she said and still a lady in spite of h dash double l always jolly archy she said in spite of hard luck toujors gai is the word archy toujours gai how did you get the game leg mehitabel i asked her alas she said it is due to the treachery of one of these social swells who is sure one bad actor he was a fussed up cat with a bell around his neck on a ribbon and the look about him of

    why mehitabel jumped

  • All Facts and Opinions has an interview with the other man running in the Pennsylvania Senate Primary, Chuck Pennachio. archy is looking for suggestions for a new license plate slogan for Idaho.

    March 2006

  • All Facts and Opinions on the small losses in Lebanon. archy is in pursuit of the wiley wooly mammoth clone.

    July 2006

  • Natalie promotes the music of Neil Young. archy is loaded for bear.

    August 2006

  • And jammin '. archy thinks there's an agenda behind a conspiracy theory.

    August 2006

  • Natalie at All Facts and Opinions could just spit. archy is outraged at the new head of the EPA.

    March 2005

  • And Then ... wants to draft Bruce Springsteen for a concert. archy is saddened by the fact that the Senate has to pass a resolution saying the U.S. is opposed to torture.

    June 2004

  • "Give it the benefit of the doubt," says the Dalai Lama, but archy is sanguine -- it seems reasonable said i there is a snow slide over it every twenty minutes

    Christopher Morley writes about Don Marquis

  • I think for instance of the superb bit of Shakespearean criticism ( "The Parrot of Shakespeare" in archy and mehitabel) which is still far too little known.

    Christopher Morley writes about Don Marquis

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