hoddy-doddy

noun
\ ¦hädē¦dädē \
plural hoddy-doddies

Definition of hoddy-doddy

1 dialectal, England
b : a snail shell
2 archaic
a : a short and stout person
b(1) : a henpecked man
(2) : cuckold

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History and Etymology for hoddy-doddy

probably alteration and reduplication of dodman, hodmadod

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“Hoddy-doddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoddy-doddy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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