biddy

noun (1)
bid·​dy | \ ˈbi-dē How to pronounce biddy (audio) \
plural biddies

Definition of biddy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: hen sense 1a also : a young chicken

biddy

noun (2)
plural biddies

Definition of biddy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a hired girl or cleaning woman
2 usually disparaging : woman especially : an elderly woman

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Synonyms: Noun (2)

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First Known Use of biddy

Noun (1)

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1785, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for biddy

Noun (1)

perhaps imitative

Noun (2)

diminutive of the name Bridget

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The first known use of biddy was circa 1616

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“Biddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biddy. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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