sick·​ie | \ ˈsi-kē How to pronounce sickie (audio) \

Definition of sickie

: sicko

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Examples of sickie in a Sentence

He took a sickie to go to the football game. the police suspect it is some sickie with an obsession for the actress

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Also in flu news, one of the few medications available might not be right for every sickie, especially healthy children and young adults. Editors, USA TODAY, "Teen speaks clearly on gun control: 'We're children ... get something done'," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sickie

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sickie was in 1967

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English Language Learners Definition of sickie

British : a day when someone who is not really sick claims to be sick and does not go to work

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a strong desire or propensity

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