caddis

noun (1)
cad·​dis | \ ˈka-dəs How to pronounce caddis (audio) \
variants: or less commonly caddice

Definition of caddis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: worsted yarn specifically : a worsted ribbon or binding formerly used for garters and girdles

caddis

noun (2)

Definition of caddis (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of caddis

Noun (1)

1530, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caddis

Noun (1)

Middle English cadas cotton wool, from Anglo-French cadaz, from Old Occitan cadarz

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The first known use of caddis was in 1530

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“Caddis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caddis. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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