or cad·dy

[ kad-ee ]
/ ˈkæd i /


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


[ kad-ee ]
/ ˈkæd i /

noun, plural cad·dies, verb (used without object), cad·died, cad·dy·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for caddied

  • Well, I oughter, considerin' the times I've caddied for yer!

  • But he had cannied and caddied in the wrong way, pecuniarily.

    My Life|Josiah Flynt
  • He caddied that summer only for golfers of the better sort, and for Sharon Whipple, choosing his employ with nice discrimination.

    The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for caddied


/ (ˈkædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

mainly British a small container, esp for tea

Word Origin for caddy

C18: from Malay kati; see catty ²


/ (ˈkædɪ) /

noun, verb plural -dies or -dies, -dying or -died

a variant spelling of caddie



/ (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 caddied
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