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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 widdy1

1400–50; late Middle English (north), variant of withy


noun, plural wid·dies. Dialect.
  1. widow.
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Origin of widdy2

analogous to widder, with -y2
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Examples from the Web for widdy

Historical Examples

  • You'll get that grub-stake over the eye; the widdy is dangerous to-night.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland

  • And old Angus wagged his head and said, "Canny lass, the widdy!"

  • Sir, and the widdy's blessen on you, don't be villeefyen them that's gone.

  • It's some of them blathering Barneys that's after calling me Bridget a widdy.

    The Misfit Christmas Puddings

    The Consolation Club

  • Wid that we wint aff to the widdy's, next door, and ye may well say it was an illigant place; so it was.