mid·​dy | \ ˈmi-dē How to pronounce middy (audio) \
plural middies

Definition of middy

2 : a loosely fitting blouse with a sailor collar worn by women and children

Examples of middy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boxy and tapered jackets, fitted torso overblouses, middy jackets and shirt-tail jackets worn on the outside appear headed for classroom popularity. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2019 That’s when the Catonville defense, anchored by goalie Noble (six saves) and supported by long poles Evan Rogers, Gunner Cheuvront, Wyatt Gentner and defensive middies Dexter Weinkam and David Plumer, took control. Craig Clary, baltimoresun.com, 2 May 2018 The kids are looking for that one extra pass and middies are getting involved. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2018 In one escapade, Hart poached a contraband TV hidden in a crawl space and circulated among the middies. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 3 May 2018 There will likely be a touch of history Saturday as women participating in the commemorative hike are encouraged to wear costumes in the style of l918, including middy blouses and cloth bibs with numbers sewn on. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Apr. 2018 Both injuries occurred while the twins were pushing the ball up the field as the matching middies are highly competitive. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, 4 Apr. 2018 When draws are going 50-50 against these good teams, that is what brings these games close and the middies, all six of them out there, were really going after it hard. Monica D'ippolito, Howard County Times, 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of middy

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for middy

by shortening & alteration

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“Middy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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