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, "From the Archives: Back to school fashion in 1950," 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, "Catonsville seniors come out on fire in big victory over Sparrows Point on senior night," 2 May 2018 The kids are looking for that one extra pass and middies are getting involved. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "Will Franklin finally make a postseason breakthrough?," 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, "John McCain rebelled at the Naval Academy — and as a POW — long before he was a Senate maverick," 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, "Marking 100 years since women held their 1st Dipsea race," 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, "Summit Country Day's Schertzingers suffer twin peaks, valleys," 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, "Glenelg girls lacrosse heads back to state championship after 24-2 win over Oakdale," 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 2 Dec. 2020.

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