caddy

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noun cad·dy \ˈka-dē\

Definition of caddy

plural

caddies

  1. 1 :  a small box, can, or chest used especially to keep tea in

  2. 2 :  a container or device for storing or holding objects when they are not in use a caddy for pens

Examples of caddy in a Sentence

  1. an antique tea caddy from the colonial period

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Origin and Etymology of caddy

Malay kati catty


First Known Use: 1785


CADDY Defined for English Language Learners

caddy

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noun

Definition of caddy for English Language Learners

  • : a small box or chest



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