waddy

noun (1)
wad·​dy | \ ˈwä-dē How to pronounce waddy (audio) \
plural waddies

Definition of waddy

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Australia

waddy

verb
waddied; waddying

Definition of waddy (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

Australia
: to attack or beat with a waddy

waddy

noun (2)
wad·​dy | \ ˈwä-dē How to pronounce waddy (audio) \
variants: or waddie
plural waddies

Definition of waddy (Entry 3 of 3)

Western US
: cowboy

First Known Use of waddy

Noun (1)

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1830, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for waddy

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Waddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waddy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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