caddie

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noun cad·die \ˈka-dē\
variants: or

caddy

Definition of caddie

plural

caddies

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

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

caddie

or

caddy

intransitive verb

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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.

Origin and Etymology of caddie

French cadet military cadet


First Known Use: circa 1730


CADDIE Defined for English Language Learners

caddie

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noun

Definition of caddie for English Language Learners

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


CADDIE Defined for Kids

1

caddie

play
noun cad·die \ˈka-dē\
variants: or

caddy

\ˈka-dē\

Definition of caddie for Students

plural

caddies

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


2

caddie

play
verb cad·die
variants: or

caddy

Definition of caddie for Students

caddied

;

caddying

  1. :  to carry a golfer's clubs



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