caddie

[kad-ee]
noun
1.
Golf. a person hired to carry a player's clubs, find the ball, etc.
2.
a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.
4.
any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.
verb (used without object), caddied, caddying.
5.
to work as a caddie.
Also, caddy.


Origin:
1625–35; earlier cadee, variant of cadet < French; see cadet

caddie, caddy, catty.
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caddie or caddy (ˈkædɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
1.  golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player
 
vb , -dies, -dies, -dying, -died
2.  (intr) to act as a caddie
 
[C17 (originally: a gentleman learning the military profession by serving in the army without a commission, hence C18 (Scottish): a person looking for employment, an errand-boy): from French cadet]
 
caddy or caddy
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17 (originally: a gentleman learning the military profession by serving in the army without a commission, hence C18 (Scottish): a person looking for employment, an errand-boy): from French cadet]

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caddie
1630s, Scottish form of Fr. cadet (see cadet). Originally "person who runs errands;" meaning of "golfer's assistant" is 1851. A letter from Edinburgh c.1730 describes the city's extensive and semi-organized "Cawdys, a very useful Black-Guard, who attend ... publick Places
to go at Errands; and though they are Wretches, that in Rags lye upon the Stairs and in the Streets at Night, yet are they often considerably trusted .... This Corps has a kind of Captain ... presiding over them, whom they call the Constable of the Cawdys."
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Example sentences
He played a lot of golf with me over the years, he knows my style of play, he's
  a good caddie.
Writer briefly recalls working as a caddie when he was younger.
He be- came a pro when he was twenty, with the same domestic purpose he had
  when he became a caddie.
When a player is out on the course, his caddie is his only crutch.
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