biddy


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bid·dy 1

 (bĭd′ē)
n. pl. bid·dies
A hen; a fowl.

[Origin unknown.]

bid·dy 2

 (bĭd′ē)
n. pl. bid·dies Derogatory
A woman, especially an older one who is extremely talkative.

[Nickname for Bridget.]

biddy

(ˈbɪdɪ)
n, pl -dies
a dialect word for chicken, hen
[C17: perhaps imitative of calling chickens]

biddy

(ˈbɪdɪ)
n, pl -dies
informal offensive a woman, esp an old gossipy or interfering one
[C18: from pet form of Bridget]

bid•dy1

(ˈbɪd i)

n., pl. -dies.
1. hen.
2. a newly hatched or day-old chick.
[1595–1605; compare British dial. biddy as a call to chickens]

bid•dy2

(ˈbɪd i)

n., pl. -dies.
1. a fussbudget.
2. a female domestic servant.
[1700–10; generic use of the proper name Biddy, diminutive of Bridget]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biddy - adult female chickenbiddy - adult female chicken      
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
cackler - a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk
brood hen, broody, broody hen, setting hen, sitter - a domestic hen ready to brood
mother hen - a hen with chicks
layer - a hen that lays eggs
pullet - young hen usually less than a year old
2.biddy - young bird especially of domestic fowlbiddy - young bird especially of domestic fowl
young bird - a bird that is still young
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

biddy

also biddie
noun
Slang. An ugly, frightening old woman:
Archaic: trot.
Translations

biddy

[ˈbɪdɪ] N old biddyviejecita f

biddy

n (inf, = hen) → Huhn nt, → Henne f; (inf: = old lady) → Muttchen nt (inf), → Tantchen nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
I remember her aunt very well, Biddy Henshawe; she married a very wealthy man.
She had no idea what stock she had, or what the price of anything in it was; but there was a little greasy memorandum-book kept in a drawer, which served as a Catalogue of Prices, and by this oracle Biddy arranged all the shop transaction.
Much of my unassisted self, and more by the help of Biddy than of Mr.
In this manner my arrival was circulated prematurely in certain coteries, the pretty mouths and fine voices that spoke of my marvels, being quite unconscious that they were circulating news that had reached their ears via Honor O'Flagherty, Biddy Noon, and Kathleen Brady.
As Tom Haggin had so often bragged of Biddy and Terrence, they bred true in Jerry and Michael in the matter of not wincing at a blow.
Biddy, who slept in the attic, practised getting out on the shed roof, so that she might run away at the first alarm.
Some one brought a lamp, and we peeped anxiously down, to see our own stupid Biddy sitting in the tub wringing her hands and wailing dismally.
After the damages were repaired and the flurry was well over, Jack confessed that he had marked the door for fun, and shut Biddy out as a punishment for 'gallivanting,' of which he did n't approve.
GLENROE'S Biddy and Mary swap the muddy fields of Wicklow for sun-soaked Croatia in a new series of RTE's budget travel show.
IT could be the end of the world as we know it as Biddy and Miley contemplate the unthinkable by selling the farm in this week's Glenroe (RTE One, tonight 8.
Something of a local celebrity, Bridget - known as Biddy - told MC Noel Cunningham how she moved to Scotland at 16 to earn her living as a tattyhoker.
The assault is alleged to have happened at Biddy Mulligans pub in the city's Grassmarket in December.