noun, plural pod·dies. Australian.

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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Historical Examples of poddy

  • Kind of a short, poddy party, who looks like he'd been upholstered generous once but had shrunk a lot.

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

  • He carried the slop-buckets to the pigsty for her, and helped to poddy (hand feed) a young calf.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for poddy


noun plural -dies Australian

a handfed calf or lamb
any creature at an early stage of growthpoddy mullet

Word Origin for poddy

perhaps from poddy (adj) fat
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