Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

widdy1

[wid-ee]
See more synonyms for widdy on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural wid·dies. Chiefly Scot.
  1. a band or rope, traditionally one made from intertwined willow twigs.
  2. a hangman's rope; noose.
Show More
Also wid·die, woody.

Origin of widdy1

1400–50; late Middle English (north), variant of withy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for widdie

Historical Examples

  • 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.