sickie - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] British very informal 

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  1. 1
    a day when you say you are ill because you do not want to go to work
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    pull a sickie very informal to take a day off work saying that you are ill when, in fact, you are not

    Most people are tempted to pull a sickie when they want a day off without using up their precious annual leave.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 14/04/2014