bev·​vy | \ ˈbe-vē How to pronounce bevvy (audio) \
plural bevvies

Definition of bevvy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British, informal
: beverage At a telecommunications conference bright and early yesterday, as guests sipped their coffee, tea and juice, Trujillo took his morning caffeine hit with a slurp on his favourite bevvy. The former Pepsico director was happily knocking back a breakfast Pepsi Max.— Michael Evans, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 Apr. 2008 especially : an alcoholic beverage (such as beer) Office workers eased past, on their way home after a couple of bevvies. — Ian Rankin, Exit Music, 2007 If I wasn't going out for a few bevvies with my friends on a Saturday night, I'd be at home with Deborah. — Simon Wilson, Nottingham Evening Post, 18 Mar. 2011 Now that spring is in the air, and the evenings are getting lighter, enjoying a few bevvies outdoors is back on everyone's agenda. Your Local Guardian, 7 Apr. 2011
bev·​vy | \ ˈbe-vē How to pronounce bevvy (audio) \
bevvied; bevvying; bevvies

Definition of bevvy (Entry 2 of 2)

British, informal
: to drink alcohol (such as beer) The real issue is that a weekend derby is an excuse for hour after hour of bevvying, with tension and controversy thrown into what can become a poisonous mix.The Herald (Glasgow), 28 Feb. 2011

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First Known Use of bevvy


1889, in the meaning defined above

Intransitive verb

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bevvy


bev(erage) + -y entry 4

Intransitive verb

derivative of bevvy entry 1

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