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waddy

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[ wod-ee ]
/ ˈwɒd i /
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noun, plural wad·dies.
a heavy wooden war club used by Australian Aboriginal peoples.
verb (used with object), wad·died, wad·dy·ing.
to beat or strike with a waddy.
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Origin of waddy

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First recorded in 1795–1805, waddy is from the Dharuk word wa-di “stick”

Other definitions for waddy (2 of 2)

waddy2

or wad·die

[ wod-ee ]
/ ˈwɒd i /

noun, plural wad·dies.
Cowboy Slang, Western U.S.. a cowboy.

Origin of waddy

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

waddy
/ (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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