/mid"ee/, n., pl. middies.
1. Informal. a midshipman.
2. See middy blouse.
[1825-35; MID(SHIPMAN) + -Y2]
/mid"ee/, n., pl. middies. Australian Slang.
a medium-size drinking glass commonly holding half a pint and used for beer.
[1940-45; MID1 + -Y2]

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