or wad·die

[ wod-ee ]
/ ˈwɒd i /

noun, plural wad·dies.

Cowboy Slang, Western U.S.. a cowboy.


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Origin of waddy

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

/ (ˈwɒdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a heavy wooden club used as a weapon by native Australians

verb -dies, -dying or -died

(tr) to hit with a waddy

Word Origin for waddy

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