- n. slang Tobacco.
- n. leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
- From tobacco by shortening (Wiktionary)
“This "law abiding majority" are nothing of the sort and the kind of people that quite happily download music and films from the internet, park on double yellows and buy cheap "baccy" from a man in a pub and then whinge about "why don't you go after the 'real' criminals".”
“Hindhaugh damped his spirits by saying, slowly, "Not too fast; that 'baccy's got to go overboard, my boy.”
“Wonder of wonders, this curious people called "baccy" tabac!”
“I light a 'baccy' by your permission, Mrs. Williams," and a courtly bow accompanied the words.”
“Always an optimist, Dick easily outdid the immortal Micawber in his faith in something turning up just when things looked their blackest, and he had literally no thought for the morrow, until his hand, mechanically groping in his pocket for the wherewithal to fill his pipe, advised him of the fact that even his "baccy" was finished.”
“You might get me some "baccy,"' he said, thrusting the bill through the bars and grinning.”
“_Neegig_ and he became great friends; they had one thing in common, and that was a love for tobacco, and in the summer evenings after dinner the young white man and his grown companion would recline on rustic seats in the garden, and smoke pipe after pipe, the red man mixing his "baccy" with some savoury bark from his native land which he produced from the depths of his martin-skin tobacco-pouch.”
“Some buttons and tobacco (Mr Whittle calls it "baccy"),”
“On a low stone wall we spread our handkerchiefs, and each in his handkerchief put all his worldly possessions with the exception of the ` bit o 'baccy' down his sock.”
“He had come as before for "baccy," forgetting that the weed was not sold on Sundays, and had been prevailed on to remain to the service.”
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A tip of my hat to the snarkiest of English dialects. Here here!
For those who wish no words were ever forgotten
...from swerve of shore to bend of bay,...all's fair in vannesy...and in Finnegans Wake.
Other terms used or coined by Joyce may be found at inkhorn's list Joycean Vocab.
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand.
Tobacco types and lingo.
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