waddy

1 of 3

noun (1)

wad·​dy ˈwä-dē How to pronounce waddy (audio)
plural waddies
Australia

waddy

2 of 3

verb

waddied; waddying

transitive verb

Australia
: to attack or beat with a waddy

waddy

3 of 3

noun (2)

wad·​dy ˈwä-dē How to pronounce waddy (audio)
variants or waddie
plural waddies
Western US
: cowboy

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) wadi stick, wooden weapon

Noun (2)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1830, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waddy was circa 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Waddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waddy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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