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[lad-ee] /ˈlæd i/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
a young lad; boy.
Origin of laddie
First recorded in 1540-50; lad + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But laddie felt he was too big, and Vi didn't want to do anything her twin brother didn't do; especially crying.

  • "You're no in a city park here, laddie," he observed emphatically.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • "If we only had a little cart we could give her a ride," said laddie.

  • He reminds me of the laddie that died at Pentlands, of a decline, a month since.

    The Orphans of Glen Elder Margaret Murray Robertson
  • laddie knelt down and began to unfasten the strap of the one good skate, which was still on Rose's left foot.

  • “Ahint this stone, laddie,” replied Dickenson coolly enough now.

    The Kopje Garrison George Manville Fenn
  • Glad to meet you, laddie, he said slowly, as he lurched heavily against the bar.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • Thousands, laddie, replied Phineas, the picture of unboastful veracity.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • The little tot who "bluided a laddie's nose" with her closed fist and conquered "the bubbley jock."

  • Then I dont know what I can do for you, laddie, except die of remorse at your feet.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
British Dictionary definitions for laddie


(mainly Scot) a familiar term for a male, esp a young man; lad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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