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)
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And their father and mother were Terrence and Biddy of Meringe.
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