caddie

or cad·dy

[ kad-ee ]
/ ˈkæd i /
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noun

Golf. a person hired to carry a player's clubs, find the ball, etc.
a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.
any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.

verb (used without object), cad·died, cad·dy·ing.

to work as a caddie.

Nearby words

  1. cadaverous,
  2. cadbury,
  3. cadcam,
  4. caddice,
  5. caddicefly,
  6. caddie car,
  7. caddie cart,
  8. caddis,
  9. caddis fly,
  10. caddis worm

Origin of caddie

1625–35; earlier cadee, variant of cadet < French; see cadet

Can be confusedcaddie caddy catty

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British Dictionary definitions for caddie

caddie

caddy

/ (ˈkædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player

verb -dies, -dying or -died

(intr) to act as a caddie

Word Origin for caddie

C17 (originally: a gentleman learning the military profession by serving in the army without a commission, hence C18 (Scottish): a person looking for employment, an errand-boy): from French cadet

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Word Origin and History for caddie

caddie

n.

1630s, Scottish form of French cadet (see cadet). Originally "person who runs errands;" meaning of "golfer's assistant" is 1851. A letter from Edinburgh c.1730 describes the city's extensive and semi-organized "Cawdys, a very useful Black-Guard, who attend ... publick Places to go at Errands; and though they are Wretches, that in Rags lye upon the Stairs and in the Streets at Night, yet are they often considerably trusted .... This Corps has a kind of Captain ... presiding over them, whom they call the Constable of the Cawdys."

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