laddie

[lad-ee]

Origin of laddie

First recorded in 1540–50; lad + -ie
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Historical Examples of laddie

  • It was for his sake and the laddie's ain that I wantit him to come to me.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • The laddie needs twa mithers, and the Merciful has gien him the twa!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • "If you've got your armour there, laddie, it will be pierced," says he.

  • It may be well enough for men with water in their veins; but you have blood, laddie—blood!

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Aye, we can all get over another body's disappointment, laddie.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for laddie

laddie

noun
  1. mainly Scot a familiar term for a male, esp a young man; lad
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