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 ?
And their father and mother were Terrence and Biddy of Meringe.
"It was their trick, and the trick of Terrence and Biddy before them," he agreed.
He saw again Captain Kellar, of the Eugenie, who had last called him it, and MISTER Haggin, and Derby, and Bob of Meringe Plantation, and Biddy and Terrence, and, not least among these shades of the vanished past, his brother Jerry.
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.
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Reg Point-of-Sale chief Thomas Biddy, who carried out the research, said it is "a compliment" for Liscannor.
But 19-year-old Biddy Delaney was the real star of the proceedings.
Biddy is a scared, yet very likable, character in her innocent approach to life.
You know, when you try to talk to young people about ageing: "Freaky thing is, you still feel exactly the same." And they give you that nonplussed look and you realise that they see you as an old biddy.
I think I'll keep going with Violet and whatever other old biddy comes along" - Veteran actress Dame Maggie Smith who plays Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in Downton Abbey.
Now named Biddy, once she has returned to full health she will be rehomed by the charity.