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[lad-ee] /ˈlæd i/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
a young lad; boy.
Origin of laddie
1540-50; lad + -ie Unabridged
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  • But laddie felt he was too big, and Vi didn't want to do anything her twin brother didn't do; especially crying.

  • It was for his sake and the laddie's ain that I wantit him to come to me.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • "If we only had a little cart we could give her a ride," said laddie.

  • "Begging is an ill trade on a fast day, laddie," said Mrs. Callender.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • laddie knelt down and began to unfasten the strap of the one good skate, which was still on Rose's left foot.

  • No time like the present, Philly, laddie;––no time like the present.

  • Glad to meet you, laddie, he said slowly, as he lurched heavily against the bar.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • If I had a laddie,––God save me for indulging in such a fantasy!

  • The little tot who "bluided a laddie's nose" with her closed fist and conquered "the bubbley jock."

  • The bailie was sick—an' my laddie, wee Sandy, was aye plaguin' me for a sled.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
British Dictionary definitions for laddie


(mainly Scot) a familiar term for a male, esp a young man; lad
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