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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIDDY

She was wearing a middy blouse, and that made her look five years younger.

“No, Tom, I certainly could not,” said the middy decisively.

“Call your fellows, then, to row the boat to where he is,” said the middy.

“Then I feel disposed to do it,” cried the middy passionately.

Now then, you two,” cried the middy angrily, “you have been asleep!

“Never mind,” said the middy, speaking through his set teeth.

“No; we have got something else to think of, Tom,” said the middy sternly.

“Come, out with it, my lad;” for the middy had hesitated and turned red.

Poor young Peter Heywood the middy looked on bewildered as if in a dream.

“It is, though,” was the reply; and the middy raised his piece.

WORD ORIGIN

colloquial abbreviation of midshipman, by 1818. As "loose, long type of women's blouse," 1911, from resemblance to shirts worn by midshipmen.

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