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Pad·dy

 (păd′ē)
n. Often Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a man, of Irish birth or ancestry.

[Nickname for Irish Gaelic Pádraig, Patrick.]

pad·dy

 (păd′ē)
n. pl. pad·dies
1. Rice, especially in the husk, whether gathered or still in the field.
2. A specially irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.

[Malay padi, rice plant, rice in the field, unhusked rice, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pajay, from Proto-Austronesian, rice plant.]
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paddy

(ˈpædɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Agriculture) Also called: paddy field a field planted with rice
2. (Agriculture) rice as a growing crop or when harvested but not yet milled
[from Malay pādī]

paddy

(ˈpædɪ)
n, pl -dies
informal Brit a fit of temper
[C19: from Paddy]

Paddy

(ˈpædɪ)
n, pl -dies
(sometimes not capital) an informal, often derogatory, name for an Irishman
[from Patrick]
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pad•dy

(ˈpæd i)

n., pl. -dies.
1. a rice field.
2. rice, esp. in the husk, either uncut or gathered.
[1590–1600; < Malay padi unhusked rice]

Pad•dy

(ˈpæd i)

n., pl. -dies.
usage: This term is used facetiously or as a neutral nickname, though it may be perceived as insulting.
n.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. (a term used to refer to an Irishman.)
[1770–80; Hiberno-E diminutive of Patrick, with d < Irish Padraig Patrick; see -y2]
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paddy

- As in "field," it is from a Malay word meaning "rice in the straw or husk" (making rice paddy redundant).
See also related terms for husk.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paddy - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Irishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland
2.paddy - an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grownpaddy - an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
3.paddy - rice in the husk either gathered or still in the fieldpaddy - rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
rice - grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
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paddy

noun (Brit. slang) temper, tantrum, bad mood, passion, rage, pet, fit of pique, fit of temper Don't talk to him just now - he's in a real paddy.
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Translations

Paddy

[ˈpædɪ] N
1. (familiar form) of Patrick
2. (pej) → irlandés m

paddy

1 [ˈpædɪ] N (= rice) → arroz m; (= field) → arrozal m

paddy

2 [ˈpædɪ] N (= anger) → rabieta f
to get into a paddycoger una rabieta
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paddy

[ˈpædi] n (also paddy field) → rizière f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Paddy

n (inf)Paddy m (Spitzname der Iren)

paddy

1
n
(= rice)ungeschälter Reis
(also paddy field)Reisfeld nt

paddy

2
n (Brit inf) → Koller m (inf); to get into a paddyeinen Koller kriegen (inf); to be in a paddyeinen Koller haben (inf)
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paddy

[ˈpædɪ] paddy field nrisaia
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