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caddy1

[kad-ee] /ˈkæd i/
noun, plural caddies.
1.
a container, rack, or other device for holding, organizing, or storing items:
a pencil caddy; a bedspread caddy.
2.
Chiefly British, tea caddy.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; see tea caddy

caddy2

[kad-ee] /ˈkæd i/
noun, plural caddies, verb (used without object), caddied, caddying.
1.
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Examples from the web for caddy
  • Maxi designed the plywood tree sculpture and plywood umbrella caddy.
  • Ben sold newspapers at the train station, then became a caddy at a nearby country club.
  • If there is a place for your cooking utensils in the caddy, store them there.
  • Maybe it was because his caddy is studying sports psychology.
  • Neither the player nor the caddy was available for comment.
British Dictionary definitions for caddy

caddie

/ˈkædɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(golf) an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player
verb -dies, -dying, -died
2.
(intransitive) to act as a caddie
Word Origin
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

caddy1

/ˈkædɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(mainly Brit) a small container, esp for tea
Word Origin
C18: from Malay kati; see catty²

caddy2

/ˈkædɪ/
noun, verb (pl) -dies -dies, -dying, -died
1.
a variant spelling of caddie
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Word Origin and History for caddy
n.

"small box for tea," 1792, from Malay kati a weight equivalent to about a pound and a third (in English from 1590s as catty), adopted as a standard mid-18c. by British companies in the East Indies. Apparently the word for a measure of tea was transferred to the chest it was carried in.

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Slang definitions & phrases for caddy

Cad

noun

A Cadillac car: And we'll rent a black Caddy (1920s+)


caddy

noun

A Cadillac automobile: Park that Caddy over there


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for caddy

container for tea. A corrupt form of the Malay kati, a weight of a little more than a pound (or about half a kilogram), the word was applied first to porcelain jars filled with tea and imported into England from China. Many caddies made from silver, copper, brass, pewter, and other decorative materials, such as veneers of tortoiseshell or ivory on wood, were made in the 18th century.

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