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conchie

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nounplural noun conchies

informal, derogatory British
  • A conscientious objector.

    • ‘they were all conchies and they kept on about negotiating an end to the war’
    • ‘In that period, there was huge public hostility to the conchies (conscientious objectors), who had refused to fight.’
    • ‘A few years ago, the historian Andrew Roberts earned my undying contempt by alleging, on live national radio, that I was the ‘kind of person who'd have been a conchie’ in the Second World War.’
    • ‘"Conchies" already employed by the government have been denied promotion.’
    • ‘That the "conchies" suffered ridicule and injustice cannot be denied.’
    • ‘Any book about conchies is likely to contain some diverting tales.’

Pronunciation

conchie

/ˈkän(t)SHē/ /ˈkɑn(t)ʃi/

Origin

First World War abbreviation.