biddy

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[ bid-ee ]
/ ˈbɪd i /
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noun, plural bid·dies. Chiefly New England, South Midland, and Southern U.S.

a chicken.
a newly hatched chick.

Origin of biddy

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1595–1605; compare British dialect biddy (< ?) with same sense, usually as a call to chickens

Definition for biddies (2 of 2)

biddy

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[ bid-ee ]
/ ˈbɪd i /

noun, plural bid·dies.

a fussbudget, especially a fussy old woman.
a female domestic servant, especially a cleaning woman.

Origin of biddy

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1700–10; special use of Biddy, by-form of Bridget
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British Dictionary definitions for biddies (1 of 2)

biddy

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/ (ˈbɪdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a dialect word for chicken, hen

Word Origin for biddy

C17: perhaps imitative of calling chickens

British Dictionary definitions for biddies (2 of 2)

biddy

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/ (ˈbɪdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

informal, offensive a woman, esp an old gossipy or interfering one

Word Origin for biddy

C18: from pet form of Bridget
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