- Golf. a person hired to carry a player's clubs, find the ball, etc.
- a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.
- caddie cart.
- any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.
- to work as a caddie.
Origin of caddie
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But I wonder if Caddie would think we were thick, too, if we told him to move on?Sonnie-Boy's People
James B. Connolly
"I ain't asked you to do what ain't right, Caddie," he asseverated.
Caddie put out a hand, and fastened it upon his in an inexorable clasp.
"They're afraid o' gettin' old an' they're afraid o' gettin' fleshy," Caddie announced.
“I wish you wouldn't talk when I am about to drive,” he complained to a caddie.Penguin Persons & Peppermints
Walter Prichard Eaton
- golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player
- (intr) to act as a caddie
Word Origin for caddie
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."