Had sadies brothers been stopping with some other neighbor, would Mr. Steele have delayed letting the runaway girl go to see them?
The other girls and boys, beside the members of the Steele family, were anxious now to show their approval of sadies brave deed.
a homely cartoon character of Li'l Abner who grew tired of waiting for men to court her and whose father designated a day in November when women could propose marriage or dating to men
fem. proper name, a familiar form of Sarah. Sadie Hawkins Day (1939) is from name of a character in U.S. newspaper cartoon strip "Li'l Abner," by Al Capp (1909-1979); in reference to a day in early November in which women take the lead in romantic matters.