widdy

noun
wid·​dy | \ ˈwi-dē How to pronounce widdy (audio) \
plural widdies

Definition of widdy

1 Scotland and dialects of England : a rope of osiers
2 or less commonly wuddy \ ˈwu̇-​dē How to pronounce widdy (audio) \, plural wuddies, Scotland and dialects of England : a hangman's noose

First Known Use of widdy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for widdy

Middle English (Scots), from Middle English withy

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“Widdy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widdy. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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