- a heavy wooden war club of the Australian Aborigines.
- to beat or strike with a waddy.
Origin of waddy1
First recorded in 1795–1805, waddy is from the Dharuk word wa-di stick
- Cowboy Slang, Western U.S.. a cowboy.
Origin of waddy2
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for waddy
Oh, yes, I expect we got off a lot of comic lines about Waddy.
"Then we'll just have to go down where he is," announces Waddy.
"But I say," starts in Waddy again, which was where I shut him off.
Waddy, who was made a sergeant, went to India, where he soon died.
If this man were a waddy, who of all her friends could she trust?Brand Blotters
William MacLeod Raine
- a heavy wooden club used as a weapon by native Australians
- (tr) to hit with a waddy
C19: from a native Australian language, perhaps based on English wood 1