Definition of alky in US English:


(also alkie)


  • An alcoholic.

    • ‘It's the additional bottle of schnapps for the alky who should be drying out.’
    • ‘They give it Russian labels; but alkies just don't care’
    • ‘Then he decided he was too young to be an alkie, this wasn't alcoholism, this was making himself feel better.’
    • ‘Aiming to be the most comprehensive source of vodka information on the Net, is the site for the erudite alkie.’
    • ‘The sergeant advised letting it go because it was ‘just the alkies and the druggies fighting.’’
    • ‘A lot of people say it is just the junkies and alkies, but it isn't, there's a lot of people my age involved.’
    • ‘I lived my childhood and teens constantly terrified that someone would find out that my mother was barking mad and an alkie to boot.’
    drinker, heavy drinker, problem drinker, drunk, drunkard, alcoholic, dipsomaniac, alcohol-abuser, alcohol addict, person with a drink problem
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