cadgy

adjective
\ ˈkajē, -aaj-, -i \

Definition of cadgy

1 chiefly Scottish : cheerful, merry
2 dialectal : sexually excited : in rut : amorous

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First Known Use of cadgy

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cadgy

origin unknown

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“Cadgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadgy. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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