caddying

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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caddy

2 [kad-ee]
noun, plural caddies, verb (used without object), caddied, caddying.
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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]

caddy1 (ˈkædɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
chiefly (Brit) a small container, esp for tea
 
[C18: from Malay kati; see catty²]

caddy2 (ˈkædɪ)
 
n, —vb , pl -dies, -dies, -dying, -died
a variant spelling of caddie

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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."

caddy
"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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