noun (1)
cad·​dow | \ ˈka(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

Definition of caddow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now dialectal, England


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of caddow (Entry 2 of 2)

: a coarse woolen quilt or covering

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First Known Use of caddow

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caddow

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

perhaps alteration of caddis entry 1

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“Caddow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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