alky

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alky

1. Alcohol. It's been a rough week—let's go to the bar for some alky.
2. One who is often drunk; an alcoholic. That guy's a real alky—I wish he would get some help.

alchy

and alkie and alky (ˈælki)
1. n. alcohol; an alcoholic beverage. The crooks stole most of the alchy from the bar at the club. My great-grandfather made his own “alky” during prohibition.
2. n. a drunkard. You see alchy after alchy all up and down Maxwell Street.

alky

verb
See alchy
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He himself was the son of a US State Department employee stationed overseas, a well-to-do suburban American boy who was "saved" from the penitentiary, as he put it, by "the Beatnik category." He went to college, published a book of poetry by the age of nineteen (The Man Among the Seals), went to graduate school and got an MFA, but was also an alkie drifter and heroin addict: a "real" writer, in other words (who, like any really real writer, can't be pigeonholed by one coherent myth, or by trite ideas about the school of life).
And yes, the non-famous person is looked on as an alkie or junkie.
Pages of anarchy tooled into lines that mimic the heartbeat pumping the nation: the sound and smell of a priest caught farting, hearing confession from an alkie barman and over the radio, racing voices, the saw-tooth judges who ruled the Fifties.
Some highlights have been unwatchable due to rain on the camera, others have appeared to be shot on a cheap camcorder held by an alkie with a bad dose of the shakes.
I am not an alkie because alkies get pissed and lie about in gutters.
Artistically inclined teenager Petr (Tomas Vorel Jr., helmer's son) channels the frustrations of being raised by an alkie single Morn (Zuzana Bydzovska) into complex urban graffiti projects.
Yes, Keith, I can see how that could be misinterpreted: "Cheggers: 'It was great being an alkie -I'd recommend it to anyone!"
He argued with his mum, abattle-axe in baffies, and his dad, an alkie who lived in a shed.
Bozena said: "He was like an alkie. He was unbelievable and drank tequila after tequila before finishing off the rest of the spirits behind the bar.
Colorful cast--including cops, thugs, an alkie gumshoe, a creative black marketeer, politicians, protestors and prosties--renders pic fun, if expediently silly, en route to a (literally) bang-up finale.
"I wouldn't want his dad thinking I tried to turn his son into an alkie."
I'm a plonkie, I'm an alkie. I'll drink youse to oblivion'."
But that was my way of thinking I wasn't an alkie because I had waited until a certain part of the day when the pubs were open.
He asked if I had any questions, so I wanted to know when the beer fridge would be opening, and after asking if I was an alkie, said he would get back to me.