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[from evacuee] n. a person, usually a woman or child, evacuated to the Bahamas from Britain during World War II: 1940 English Vackies (Dupuch 64). cf. WAR WIFE

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Last update: 2010-10-28 17:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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Comment of Trevor Lightbourne:
I spoke with my grandmother who was a young child in Acklins when World War 2 was in full effect and she said that she heard her mother saying that a "vacky" had just bin relocated on Acklins island. There were not many that were relocated there.
Added at: 2013-09-12 01:40