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barfly

Someone who spends the greater part of their time in bars or other drinking establishments. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. You get to know the people in these places when you're a barfly like me.

barfly

1. n. a person who frequents bars. Who will trust the word of an old barfly like Willy?
2. n. a drunkard. Some barfly staggered out of the tavern straight into the side of a car.
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From the spastic, oddly-proportioned freaks in Us Kids to the grinning, sexually charged barflies in Green Bottle, (both undated), Serl achieves the kind of figural rawness coveted by Modern painters from Paul Klee to Jean Dubuffet.