or cad·dy

[ kad-ee ]

  1. Golf. a person hired to carry a player's clubs, find the ball, etc.

  2. a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.

  1. any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.

verb (used without object),cad·died, cad·dy·ing.
  1. to work as a caddie.

Origin of caddie

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

Words that may be confused with caddie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use caddie in a sentence

  • Under the PGA Tour’s coronavirus protocols, any player or caddie who tests positive and is experiencing symptoms cannot return until 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and at least 72 hours have passed since symptoms went away.

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

    My Life | Josiah Flynt
  • Well, I oughter, considerin' the times I've caddied for yer!

British Dictionary definitions for caddie



/ (ˈkædɪ) /

nounplural -dies
  1. golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player

verb-dies, -dying or -died
  1. (intr) to act as a caddie

Origin of 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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