Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Ahead of an opponent in a golf match by as many holes as there are holes remaining to be played.

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  • adj. In match play, when a player or team leads the match by the same number of holes as remain to be played.

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  • adj. in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Michigan is now 2-6 on the season, and in golf terms, they are "dormie" - four down with four to play.

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  • We wondered at the change in the attitude of the family until a campus census was performed and we were advised that no longer did the 'dormie' population exceed that of the Familiar family but that the family had ballooned in size to a degree of overwhelming odds.

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  • Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson for the U.S. and Edoardo Molinari of Europe are all at "dormie holes" in their matches, meaning they can lead by the same number of holes that remain for them.

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  • I pause to stare back, at my husband, who has stopped by my desk to offer, Bonjour cherie, as-tu bien dormie?

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  • England are dormie two in a Test series that has seen Pakistan bowled out for 80 and 72, while the fielding of Butt's side was so inept at Edgbaston that they resembled a travelling troupe of jesters.

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  • I pause to stare back, at my husband, who has stopped by my desk to offer, Bonjour cherie, as-tu bien dormie?

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  • And though Scott tried to rally — he used the toe of his putter to make a 16-footer from the fringe to win the par-4 13th — Furyk stepped up and landed an approach shot within 8 feet on the 15th to go dormie with just three holes left.

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  • Poulter birdied the 15th to go dormie and parred the 16th to close out the match.

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  • At the University of Western Ontario, the now notorious Saugeen Stripper hosted a lap dance for several of her male dormie friends.

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  • But last night Debs, a girl in my dormie, was also sick in the night.

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  • Always a "do or die" situation for the trailing opponent.

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