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[pod-ee] /ˈpɒd i/
noun, plural poddies. Australian.
a newborn or unweaned calf, especially one that is taken from its mother and hand-fed.
any young animal.
Origin of poddy
First recorded in 1890-95; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Kind of a short, poddy party, who looks like he'd been upholstered generous once but had shrunk a lot.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • "poddy is suffering from a bad attack of suppressed information," said Benwell, who had been examining him critically.

  • He carried the slop-buckets to the pigsty for her, and helped to poddy (hand feed) a young calf.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • So far I knew that a smooth faced, poddy party had shot a golf ball with "Ha, ha!"

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for poddy


noun (Austral) (pl) -dies
a handfed calf or lamb
any creature at an early stage of growth: poddy mullet
Word Origin
perhaps from poddy (adj) fat
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