caddy

1
[ kad-ee ]
/ ˈkæd i /

noun, plural cad·dies.

a container, rack, or other device for holding, organizing, or storing items: a pencil caddy; a bedspread caddy.
Chiefly British. tea caddy.

Origin of caddy

1
First recorded in 1785–95; see origin at tea caddy

Definition for caddy (2 of 3)

caddy

2
[ kad-ee ]
/ ˈkæd i /

noun, plural cad·dies, verb (used without object), cad·died, cad·dy·ing.

Definition for caddy (3 of 3)

caddie

or cad·dy

[ kad-ee ]
/ ˈkæd i /

noun

Golf. a person hired to carry a player's clubs, find the ball, etc.
a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.
any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.

verb (used without object), cad·died, cad·dy·ing.

to work as a caddie.

Origin of caddie

1625–35; earlier cadee, variant of cadet < French; see cadet
Can be confusedcaddie caddy catty
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British Dictionary definitions for caddy (1 of 3)

caddy

1
/ (ˈkædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

mainly British a small container, esp for tea

Word Origin for caddy

C18: from Malay kati; see catty ²

British Dictionary definitions for caddy (2 of 3)

caddy

2
/ (ˈkædɪ) /

noun, verb plural -dies or -dies, -dying or -died

a variant spelling of caddie

British Dictionary definitions for caddy (3 of 3)

caddie

caddy

/ (ˈkædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player

verb -dies, -dying or -died

(intr) to act as a caddie

Word Origin for 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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