from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Arched.
- A suffix properly meaning a rule, ruling, as in monarchy, the rule of one only. Cf. -arch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling an arch; having arches; arching.
- In heraldry, same as arched, 2.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Chops and props to anyone who can tell me who "archy" is named after.
By Don Marquis, in "archy and mehitabel," 1927 well boss i saw mehitabel the cat the other day and she was looking a little thin and haggard with a limp in the hind leg on the starboard side old feline animal i said how is tricks still in the ring archy she said and still a lady in spite of h dash double l always jolly archy she said in spite of hard luck toujors gai is the word archy toujours gai how did you get the game leg mehitabel i asked her alas she said it is due to the treachery of one of these social swells who is sure one bad actor he was a fussed up cat with a bell around his neck on a ribbon and the look about him of
All Facts and Opinions has an interview with the other man running in the Pennsylvania Senate Primary, Chuck Pennachio. archy is looking for suggestions for a new license plate slogan for Idaho.
All Facts and Opinions on the small losses in Lebanon. archy is in pursuit of the wiley wooly mammoth clone.
Natalie promotes the music of Neil Young. archy is loaded for bear.
And jammin '. archy thinks there's an agenda behind a conspiracy theory.
Natalie at All Facts and Opinions could just spit. archy is outraged at the new head of the EPA.
And Then ... wants to draft Bruce Springsteen for a concert. archy is saddened by the fact that the Senate has to pass a resolution saying the U.S. is opposed to torture.
"Give it the benefit of the doubt," says the Dalai Lama, but archy is sanguine -- it seems reasonable said i there is a snow slide over it every twenty minutes
I think for instance of the superb bit of Shakespearean criticism ( "The Parrot of Shakespeare" in archy and mehitabel) which is still far too little known.