bevvy

bevvy
vb, n
British
(to take) an alcoholic drink. A predomi-nantly working-class abbreviation of 'beverage' in use since the 19th cen-tury, usually referring to beer. The term gained a new popularity among stu-dents, etc. from the end of the 1980s.
They've been bevvying since lunchtime.
► 'We had a few bevvies on the way here.' (Recorded, workman, York, 1986)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • bevvy — UK [ˈbevɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bevvy : singular bevvy plural bevvies British informal an alcoholic drink …   English dictionary

  • bevvy — /ˈbɛvi/ (say bevee) noun (plural bevvies) Colloquial an alcoholic drink: to down a bevvy or two. Also, bevvie, bevy. {bev(erage) + v + y2} …  

  • bevvy — 1. noun /ˈbɛvi/ a) alcoholic beverage b) beverage, alcoholic beverage 2. verb /ˈbɛvi/ To drink (alcohol) …   Wiktionary

  • bevvy — bev|vy [ˈbevi] n plural bevvies BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: beverage] a drink, especially an alcoholic drink ▪ Maybe she d had a few bevvies …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bevvy — [[t]be̱vi[/t]] bevvies N COUNT: usu pl If you have a few bevvies, you have a few alcoholic drinks. [BRIT, INFORMAL] It was just one of those things that happens after a few bevvies …   English dictionary

  • bevvy — n. (British Slang) alcoholic drink …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bevvy — is an alcoholic drink …   Scottish slang

  • bevvy — [ bɛvi] noun (plural bevvies) Brit. informal an alcoholic drink. Derivatives bevvied adjective Origin C19: abbrev. of beverage …   English new terms dictionary

  • bevvy — Noun. A general term for an alcoholic drink. Taken from the word beverage. Cf. bevvied up …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • bevvy — bevvˈy or bevˈy noun (informal) 1. An alcoholic drink 2. A drinking session • • • Main Entry: ↑beverage …   Useful english dictionary

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