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noun (1)

plural -s
now dialectal, England


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a coarse woolen quilt or covering

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English cadaw, cadowe, probably from (northern dialect) ca chough + daw, dawe jackdaw

Noun (2)

perhaps alteration of caddis entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caddow was in the 15th century

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“Caddow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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