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paddywhack

[pad-ee-hwak, -wak] /ˈpæd iˌʰwæk, -ˌwæk/
noun
1.
Informal. a spanking.
verb (used with object)
2.
Informal. to spank or beat.
Also, paddywack
[pad-ee-wak] /ˈpæd iˌwæk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of paddywhack
1775-1785
1775-85; PADDY + WHACK
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  • paddywhack was the old Irish horse which had carried him so long, and has been mentioned before.

    Ralph the Heir

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for paddywhack

paddywhack

/ˈpædɪˌwæk/
noun (informal)
1.
(Brit) another word for paddy2
2.
a spanking or smack
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