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noun (1)


variant spelling of caddie

Scotland : one who waits about for odd jobs
: one who assists a golfer especially by carrying the clubs
: a wheeled device for conveying things not readily carried by hand
a luggage caddie


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noun (2)

cad·​dy ˈka-dē How to pronounce caddy (audio)
plural caddies
: a small box, can, or chest used especially to keep tea in
: 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

Noun (2) an antique tea caddy from the colonial period
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Word History


Noun (2)

Malay kati catty

First Known Use

Noun (2)

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of caddy was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Caddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


cad·​dy ˈkad-ē How to pronounce caddy (audio)
plural caddies
: a small box or chest
especially : one to keep tea in

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