noun; derivation
Students who are studying abroad.
Rather than naming all of their friends who are studying abroad at any given time, Rice University students often refer them collectively as the "abroadies."
Etymology : abroad ‘widely apart’ + ies (plural noun-forming suffix)
Source : “Jones feels so empty. I want the abroadies to come back.” –friend (September 2009)
Last modified: 9 December 2010