Definitions

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  • n. Tobacco.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion

Etymologies

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From tobacco by shortening

Examples

  • 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".

    The stupidest idea in British policing?

  • Hindhaugh damped his spirits by saying, slowly, "Not too fast; that 'baccy's got to go overboard, my boy."

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea

  • Wonder of wonders, this curious people called "baccy" tabac!

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • "I light a 'baccy' by your permission, Mrs. Williams," and a courtly bow accompanied the words.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • 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.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa

  • 'You might get me some "baccy,"' he said, thrusting the bill through the bars and grinning.

    The Girl and The Bill An American Story of Mystery, Romance and Adventure

  • _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.

    Missionary Work Among the Ojebway Indians

  • Some buttons and tobacco (Mr Whittle calls it "baccy"),

    A Book for Kids

  • 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.

    The Carter and the Carpenter

  • 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.

    The Lively Poll A Tale of the North Sea

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  • "back in Nagasaki

    where the fellers chew tobaccy

    and the women wicky-wacky-woo"

    -heard in Jeeves and Wooster 0.o

    July 12, 2009