or cad·dice

[ kad-is ]

  1. a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.

Origin of caddis

1570–80; probably <Middle French cadis kind of woolen cloth <Old Provençal <Catalan cadirs, of obscure origin; Middle English cadace, cadas material for padding doublets (<Anglo-French ) is apparently a distinct word

Other words from caddis

  • caddised, adjective

Words Nearby caddis

Other definitions for caddis (2 of 2)

[ kad-is ]

Origin of caddis

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How to use caddis in a sentence

  • I have heard of another who is raising snails, and of still another who makes a specialty of caddis-flies.

    Girls and Women | Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
  • Every good disciple of Walton and lover of the “gentle art” knows the value of the caddis-fly, or Water-moth, as bait.

  • The caddis-flies breed in ponds and lakes and the adults may be collected in such situations or at light.

  • Oh, please, sir, you said there was another cousin called the caddis-worm.

    Little Busybodies | Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
  • The Phryganid, or caddis Flies, are known by their larv, of which anglers make great use.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier

British Dictionary definitions for caddis



/ (ˈkædɪs) /

  1. a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric

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