paddywhack

[ pad-ee-hwak, -wak ]
/ ˈpæd iˌʰwæk, -ˌwæk /

noun

Informal. a spanking.

verb (used with object)

Informal. to spank or beat.
Also pad·dy·wack [pad-ee-wak] /ˈpæd iˌwæk/.

Origin of paddywhack

1775–85; PADDY + WHACK
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Examples from the Web for paddywhack

  • Paddywhack was the old Irish horse which had carried him so long, and has been mentioned before.

    Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for paddywhack

paddywhack

paddywack

/ (ˈpædɪˌwæk) /

noun informal

British another word for paddy 2
a spanking or smack
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