widdy

noun
wid·dy | \ˈwi-dē \
plural widdies

Definition of widdy 

1 Scotland and dialects of England : a rope of osiers

2 or less commonly wuddy \ˈwu̇-dē \ , 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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