wid·​dy ˈwi-dē How to pronounce widdy (audio)
plural widdies
Scotland and dialects of England : a rope of osiers
or less commonly wuddy plural wuddies, Scotland and dialects of England : a hangman's noose

Word History


Middle English (Scots), from Middle English withy

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of widdy was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Widdy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widdy. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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