- a newborn or unweaned calf, especially one that is taken from its mother and hand-fed.
- any young animal.
Origin of poddy
First recorded in 1890–95; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for poddy
Kind of a short, poddy party, who looks like he'd been upholstered generous once but had shrunk a lot.The House of Torchy
"Poddy is suffering from a bad attack of suppressed information," said Benwell, who had been examining him critically.The Beautiful White Devil
He carried the slop-buckets to the pigsty for her, and helped to poddy (hand feed) a young calf.While the Billy Boils
So far I knew that a smooth faced, poddy party had shot a golf ball with "Ha, ha!"Torchy As A Pa
- a handfed calf or lamb
- any creature at an early stage of growthpoddy mullet
perhaps from poddy (adj) fat
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