Definition of subbie in US English:

subbie

(also subby)

noun

Australian, NZ
slang
  • A subcontractor.

verb

Australian, NZ
slang
  • with object To subcontract (a person or thing). Also without object: to work as a subcontractor (for someone).

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Bulletin. From sub- + -y<br>1980s; earliest use found in Truckin' Life Magazine. From subbie.

Pronunciation

subbie

/ˈsʌbi/