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neddy

[ned-ee] /ˈnɛd i/
noun, plural neddies.
1.
British Informal. donkey.
2.
Australian Slang. a horse.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; apparently generic use of personal name Neddy; see Ned, -y2
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neddy

/ˈnɛdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a child's word for a donkey
2.
(informal) a silly person; fool
3.
(Austral, informal) a horse, esp a racehorse: he lost his money on the neddies
Word Origin
C18: from Ned, pet form of Edward
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