waddy

1
[ wod-ee ]
/ ˈwɒd i /
Australian

noun, plural wad·dies.

a heavy wooden war club of the Australian Aborigines.

verb (used with object), wad·died, wad·dy·ing.

to beat or strike with a waddy.

Origin of waddy

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

Definition for waddy (2 of 2)

waddy

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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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