neddy

[ ned-ee ]
/ ˈnɛd i /

noun, plural ned·dies.

British Informal. donkey.
Australian Slang. a horse.

Nearby words

  1. nectary,
  2. nectopod,
  3. ned,
  4. nedc,
  5. nedda,
  6. nederland,
  7. nedette,
  8. nee,
  9. need,
  10. need like a hole in the head

Origin of neddy

1780–90; apparently generic use of personal name Neddy; see Ned, -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for neddy

neddy

/ (ˈnɛdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a child's word for a donkey
informal a silly person; fool
Australian informal a horse, esp a racehorsehe lost his money on the neddies

Word Origin for neddy

C18: from Ned, pet form of Edward

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