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or wad·die

noun, plural wad·dies.
  1. Cowboy Slang, Western U.S.. a cowboy.
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Origin of waddy2

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for waddie


noun plural -dies
  1. a heavy wooden club used as a weapon by native Australians
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verb -dies, -dying or -died
  1. (tr) to hit with a waddy
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Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language, perhaps based on English wood 1
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