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widdy

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[wid-ee]
noun, plural wid·dies. Chiefly Scot.
  1. a band or rope, traditionally one made from intertwined willow twigs.
  2. a hangman's rope; noose.
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Also wid·die, woody.

Origin of widdy

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1400–50; late Middle English (north), variant of withy
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Examples from the Web for widdie

Historical Examples of widdie

  • Ye'll get your gear again, and they'll get the widdie that stole't.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • Properly, one who deserves to fill a widdie or halter, S.Lyndsay.