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n. pl. bid·dies
A hen; a fowl.
n. pl. bid·dies Derogatory
A woman, especially an older one who is extremely talkative.
[Nickname for Bridget.]
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[C17: perhaps imitative of calling chickens]
n, pl -dies
informal offensive a woman, esp an old gossipy or interfering one
[C18: from pet form of Bridget]
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n., pl. -dies.
2. a newly hatched or day-old chick.
[1595–1605; compare British dial. biddy as a call to chickens]
n., pl. -dies.
1. a fussbudget.
2. a female domestic servant.
[1700–10; generic use of the proper name Biddy, diminutive of Bridget]
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|Noun||1.||biddy - 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
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 fowl|
young bird - a bird that is still young
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biddy[ˈbɪdɪ] N old biddy → viejecita f
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