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


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intransitive verb

bev·​vy ˈbe-vē How to pronounce bevvy (audio)
bevvied; bevvying; bevvies
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

Word History



bev(erage) + -y entry 4

Intransitive verb

derivative of bevvy entry 1

First Known Use


1889, in the meaning defined above

Intransitive Verb

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bevvy was in 1889

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“Bevvy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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