neddy

[ned-ee]
noun, plural neddies.
1.
British Informal. donkey.
2.
Australian Slang. a horse.

Origin:
1780–90; apparently generic use of personal name Neddy; see Ned, -y2

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ned (nɛd)
 
n
slang, derogatory (Scot) a young working-class male who dresses in casual sports clothes
 
[C20: a shortened form of Edward]
 
'neddy
 
adj
 
'neddish
 
adj

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

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