Definition of bevvy in English:



  • An alcoholic drink.

    ‘we popped into the Prince of Wales for a few bevvies’
    • ‘I'm sure they have a great time planning their robberies over a few bevvies and then spending the proceeds in sunny countries.’
    • ‘Walking past a taverna after a few bevvies one night, his eyes lit on a display cabinet with what appeared to be succulent roasted half-chickens going round on the spit.’
    • ‘There are snippets here that will surprise even the most die-hard purveyor of the odd bevvy.’
    • ‘I was a bit worried that the pub would be full of trainspotters but at 7pm it was full of the usual commuter types having a last bevvy before going home.’
    • ‘Be careful out on the roads after a bevvy stop with John, as the strength of beer varies as much as the selection does.’
    • ‘A $15 donation gets you entry plus two complimentary bevvies.’
    • ‘He still likes to make occasional forays to London to see his pals and have a few bevvies.’
    • ‘So before you knew it Kate was a part of my life, a lunch here a shopping trip there, the odd after work bevvy, etc etc.’
    • ‘So, how do you get more of your patrons to drink your beer when the preference for cocktails and more flavorful bevvies is ramping up?’
    • ‘You can drink alcoholic bevvies in public, but they have to be in a plastic cup, so you can't hurt anyone with them…’
    • ‘Consuming an inordinate amount of bevvy has always been one of the qualities that makes hacks so irresistible to you fascinated readers.’
    • ‘I went for a bevvy, thinking I might feel better, or feel less depressed.’
    • ‘Apparently, you can bring alcoholic bevvies into movie theatres.’
    • ‘The following selection of essential libations can be lined up in a row to make the ideal Christmas bevvy buffet, and if you drink with respect, pacing and elegance, you can make your way through all of them.’
    • ‘He can handle his liquor, so he's not the type to show his emotional hand after a few bevvies, but he does let the mask slip momentarily when I ask about his father.’
    • ‘So then you could have a quick bevvy and stroll leisurely onto your train as you heard it approaching.’
    • ‘The eponymous bevvy is available in several vintages.’
    • ‘His idea of an ideal Saturday night is going out for a bevvy with his mates.’
    • ‘You and I might think that he was unwise to try to compensate for consuming too much bevvy by not eating.’
    • ‘The only aggro this observer has witnessed in the past couple of seasons has been completely spontaneous, usually involving too much bevvy in the pub after a game.’
    drink, swallow, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, slurp, attack, down, drink down, drink up, force down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, imbibe, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lap
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Late 19th century: abbreviation of beverage.