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laddie

[ lad-ee ]

noun

, Chiefly Scot.
  1. a young lad; boy.


laddie

/ ˈlædɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of laddie1

First recorded in 1540–50; lad + -ie

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Example Sentences

How could I, with my heart beating high at the thought of seeing my ain dear laddie before many days?

A bairn's no the same to him, but a fell bit o' me was buried in my laddie's grave.

Wi' matchless skeel, Tam o' the Scoots banked over an' brocht the gallant miscreant to terra firma—puir laddie!

A'm thankitfu' A'm no' a soldier—they tried haird to make me ain, but A' said, 'Noo, laddie—gie me a job—'

Attacked by owerwhelmin' foorces, shot at afore an' behint, the noble laddie didna lose his nairve.

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