Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1informal A midshipman.
- ‘They left the two middies talking to one another, then entered the gundeck with the sound of snores reaching their ears.’
- ‘‘I'd recommend your friend Sharin as she'll be working with the command staff and our new gunnery officer Amara,’ Laurel said evenly, ‘and an ensign or middy of your choice.’’
2(also middy blouse)historical A woman's or child's loose blouse with a collar that is cut deep and square at the back and tapering to the front, resembling that worn by a sailor.‘An image of my middy blouse hanging alone on the clotheslines outside our kitchen window, buffeted by the wind, came to mind.’
- ‘Ness looked up at the small robot as she straightened the red tie in front of her middy blouse.’
- ‘The girls wore gray sweaters or maroon blazers over their white middy blouses.’
A beer glass containing half an Imperial pint (0.285 l).
So named because it is considered to be a medium-sized measure.
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