[ pod-ee ]

noun,plural pod·dies.Australian.
  1. a newborn or unweaned calf, especially one that is taken from its mother and hand-fed.

  2. any young animal.

Origin of poddy

First recorded in 1890–95; origin uncertain

Words Nearby poddy

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How to use poddy in a sentence

  • "poddy is suffering from a bad attack of suppressed information," said Benwell, who had been examining him critically.

  • So far I knew that a smooth faced, poddy party had shot a golf ball with "Ha, ha!"

    Torchy As A Pa | Sewell Ford
  • He carried the slop-buckets to the pigsty for her, and helped to poddy (hand feed) a young calf.

    While the Billy Boils | Henry Lawson
  • Kind of a short, poddy party, who looks like he'd been upholstered generous once but had shrunk a lot.

    The House of Torchy | Sewell Ford
  • For it is a grievous thing to grow poddy: the age of Chivalry is gone then.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald | Edward FitzGerald

British Dictionary definitions for poddy


/ (ˈpɒdɪ) /

nounplural -dies Australian
  1. a handfed calf or lamb

  2. any creature at an early stage of growth: poddy mullet

Origin of poddy

perhaps from poddy (adj) fat

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