- a container, rack, or other device for holding, organizing, or storing items: a pencil caddy; a bedspread caddy.
- Chiefly British. tea caddy.
Origin of caddy1
- 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
Related Words for caddybin, crate, crib, wallet, sheath, integument, receptacle, compact, casket, baggage, wrapper, chest, chamber, folder, carton, grip, shell, cartridge, safe, envelope
Examples from the Web for caddy
Contemporary Examples of caddy
There is, for example, the Seinfeld episode where Jerry, feeling flush with cash, buys his parents a Caddy.Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
Caddy Shack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Analyze This affirm it.How Harold Ramis Invented Baby Boom Comedy With ‘Animal House’
P. J. O’Rourke
February 27, 2014
This left her boss, the commander in chief, to hand his nine-iron to the caddy and grimly ask for broom and dustpan.Too Big to Succeed
January 7, 2010
If a player finds a girl interesting, it's the caddy who might actually make the contact.
Players never give out their telephone number or contact information, instead leaning on the caddy as a trusted arranger.
Historical Examples of caddy
You could wear it to perfection, Caddy you're so tall and slender.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908
Lucy Maud Montgomery
After all, think of Caddy's grit; think of her fine constitution!
If Caddy—if—if she doesn't get well, she doesn't want a lot of black and all that.
"I fancy I play the worst game in the world," he confessed to the caddy.Jokes For All Occasions
I will go and boil the kettle, and make the tea; please give me the keys of the caddy.'Bristol Bells
- 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
"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.
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."