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waddy

play
noun wad·dy \ˈwä-dē\

Definition of waddy

plural waddies

Australian

  1. :  club 1a



Origin of waddy

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) wadi stick, wooden weapon


First Known Use: circa 1790

Rhymes with waddy


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waddy

verb wad·dy

Definition of waddy

waddiedwaddying

Australian

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attack or beat with a waddy



1830

First Known Use of waddy

1830


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waddy

noun wad·dy \ˈwä-dē\

Definition of waddy

plural waddies

West

  1. :  cowboy



Variants of waddy

or waddie play \ˈwä-dē\

Origin of waddy

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1897


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