- Informal. a spanking.
- 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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Paddywhack was the old Irish horse which had carried him so long, and has been mentioned before.Ralph the Heir
- British another word for paddy 2
- a spanking or smack
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