hoddy–doddy

noun \¦hädē¦dädē\

Definition of hoddy–doddy

plural

hoddy–doddies

  1. 1 dialectal, England a :  garden snail b :  a snail shell

  2. 2 archaic a :  a short and stout person b (1) :  a henpecked man (2) :  cuckold c :  fool blockhead simpleton

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Origin and Etymology of hoddy–doddy

probably alteration and reduplication of dodman, hodmadod


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