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caddie

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noun cad·die \ˈka-dē\

Simple Definition of caddie

  • : a person who carries a golfer's clubs on the golf course

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of caddie

plural

caddies

  1. 1 Scottish :  one who waits about for odd jobs

  2. 2 a :  one who assists a golfer especially by carrying the clubs b :  a wheeled device for conveying things not readily carried by hand <a luggage caddie>

caddie

or

caddy

intransitive verb

Did You Know?

In Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries, a person who made a living by doing odd jobs was called a cawdy or caddie. The word comes from the French word cadet, which came into English in the 17th century. The chief meaning of cadet in both French and English is “a student military officer.” The caddies formed organized groups, and it may be that the military structure of the group suggested the name. Some caddies lived near universities and took jobs working for students. Other caddies found jobs carrying golf clubs. As the popularity of the game grew, so did use of the term caddie for one who carries a golfer's clubs.

Variants of caddie

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caddy

Origin and Etymology of caddie

French cadet military cadet


First Known Use: circa 1730


CADDIE Defined for Kids

1

caddie

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noun cad·die \ˈka-dē\

Definition of caddie for Students

plural

caddies

  1. :  a person who carries a golfer's clubs



Variants of caddie

or

caddy

\ˈka-dē\

2

caddie

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verb cad·die

Definition of caddie for Students

caddied

caddying

  1. :  to carry a golfer's clubs



Variants of caddie

or

caddy


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