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Victorian Slang of the Week

Historical Dictionary of American SlangAlky—alcoholic liquor, especially whiskey.  1844 on, sometimes personified as in King Alky or Old Alky.  “Old Alky made his debut last night and caused agony this morning”.

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1 Comment

  1. Isabel Roman says:

    Personally, I like that it’s “alcoholic liquor”. Not just any kind of liquor!

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