- 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
Examples from the Web for caddied
Historical Examples of caddied
But he had cannied and caddied in the wrong way, pecuniarily.My Life
Well, I oughter, considerin' the times I've caddied for yer!Mr. Punch's Golf Stories
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
- mainly British a small container, esp for tea
Word Origin for caddy
- a variant spelling of caddie
- 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."
"small box for tea," 1792, from Malay kati a weight equivalent to about a pound and a third (in English from 1590s as catty), adopted as a standard mid-18c. by British companies in the East Indies. Apparently the word for a measure of tea was transferred to the chest it was carried in.