sickie


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sick·ie

 (sĭk′ē)
n. Slang
A deranged, psychotic, or morbidly obsessed person.

sickie

or

sickee

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal a day of sick leave from work, whether for genuine sickness or not
[C20: from sick1 + -ie]

sick•ie

(ˈsɪk i)

n. Slang.
one who is deranged or perverted.
[1965]
Translations

sickie

[ˈsɪki] narrêt m maladie
to take a sickie → prendre un arrêt maladie, se faire porter malade

sickie

n (Brit, Austral inf) → Krankentag m; to take a sickieeinen Tag krankfeiern (inf)
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