[ pad-ee-hwak, -wak ]
/ ˈpæd iˌʰwæk, -ˌwæk /
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
/ (ˈpædɪˌwæk) /
British another word for paddy 2
a spanking or smack
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