One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of ale; (in early use specifically) †of or characteristic of a person who drinks ale (obsolete). Also occasionally: †drunken (obsolete).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Udall (1504–1556), schoolmaster and playwright. From ale + -y.
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