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biddy

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noun, bid·dy \ˈbi-dē\

Definition of biddy

plural biddies

  1. :  hen 1a; also :  a young chicken



Origin of biddy

perhaps imitative


First Known Use: 1601

Rhymes with biddy


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biddy

noun, bid·dy

Definition of biddy

plural biddies

  1. 1 :  a hired girl or cleaning woman

  2. 2 usually disparaging :  woman; especially :  an elderly woman



Origin of biddy

diminutive of the name Bridget


First Known Use: circa 1861


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