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.
Also wid·die, woody.

Origin of widdy

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

widdy

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[wid-ee]
noun, plural wid·dies. Dialect.
  1. widow.

Origin of widdy

2
analogous to widder, with -y2
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