American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A deranged, psychotic, or morbidly obsessed person.
- n. slang A day off work due to (supposed) illness.
“Mr Dundon said the use of the "sickie" - faking an illness to have a day off - was exaggerated.”
“(Admittedly, in December 2007, I was artificially low - I think I had some sort of flu so it depends on if I use that "sickie" number or what I normally was, a few pounds higher.)”
“Stamp had alibis for June 1 and 2 — Wynne had taken a two-day "sickie" in order to "make him look for a job" — and June 3 was his first opportunity to visit Grace.”
“The Government's proposal to amend the current law so employers do not need to have proof when they suspect an employee of pulling a 'sickie' will not mean all staff will be asked to provide medical certificates every time they are sick, says Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson.”
“New TUC research smashes the myth that public servants are always on the lookout for an excuse to pull a 'sickie' and challenges claims that there are easy savings to be had from cracking down on absence in the public sector.”
“Nation's biggest sickie day is tipped tomorrow TOMORROW'S the biggest 'sickie' day of the year as workers turn the one-day holiday into four.”
“(I'd love to see a "sickie" Lullaboard for tracking fevers and medications in the future.)”
“Bosses brace for Monday sickies before Australia Day holiday WA COMPANIES are bracing for the biggest "sickie" day of the year tomorrow as people plan to turn their Australia Day celebrations into a four-day weekend.”
“Even employers are in on the act looking for information to use against employees: In one case an employee was caught bragging on the site that he was taking a "sickie" from work because he still had a massive hangover.”
“Bosses cry foul over 'sickie' advert for cold and flu medicine”
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