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Meaning of “sickie” in the English Dictionary

"sickie" in British English

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sickienoun

uk   us   /ˈsɪk.i/ UK informal
throw a sickie to say to ​youremployer that you are ​ill when you are not so that you do not have to go to ​yourplace of ​work for a ​day: I just didn't ​feel like ​work so I ​threw a sickie.
(Definition of sickie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sickie" in Business English

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sickienoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsɪki/ UK informal WORKPLACE
a day when a ​worker says they are ill when they are not, in ​order to ​stay at ​home and not go to ​work: pull/throw/take a sickie I ​pulled a sickie and went to see a film.
(Definition of sickie from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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