sickie

noun

sick·​ie ˈsi-kē How to pronounce sickie (audio)
: sicko

Examples of sickie in a Sentence

He took a sickie to go to the football game. the police suspect a sickie with an obsession for the celebrity
Recent Examples on the Web 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, 15 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sickie was in 1967

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“Sickie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sickie. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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