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sickie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsickiesick‧ie /ˈsɪki/ noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 1 BILL British English a day when you say that you are sick and do not go to work, even though you are not really sick 🔊 Looks like he’s thrown another sickie (=pretended to be sick and not gone to work).2 American English a sicko – used humorously
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sickieShe was not a loser, like Nina, or a sickie, like Amelia.
From Longman Business Dictionarysickiesick‧ie /ˈsɪki/ noun [countable] informal throw a sickie British English, pull a sickie American English when you say that you are ill and do not go to work, even though you are not really illHe was so fed up that he decided to throw a sickie instead of going into the office.
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