caddis

1

or cad·dice

[ kad-is ]
/ ˈkæd ɪs /
|

noun

a kind of woolen braid, ribbon, or tape.

Nearby words

  1. caddice,
  2. caddicefly,
  3. caddie,
  4. caddie car,
  5. caddie cart,
  6. caddis fly,
  7. caddis worm,
  8. caddisfly,
  9. caddish,
  10. caddishly

Origin of caddis

1
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

Related formscad·dised, adjective

caddis

2
[ kad-is ]
/ ˈkæd ɪs /

noun

Origin of caddis

2
by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for caddis

caddis

caddice

/ (ˈkædɪs) /

noun

a type of coarse woollen yarn, braid, or fabric
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Word Origin and History for caddis

caddis

n.

"larva of the May-fly," 1650s, of unknown origin, perhaps a diminutive of some sense of cad.

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