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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.]
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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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]
n, pl -dies
informal Brit a fit of temper
[C19: from Paddy]
n, pl -dies
(sometimes not capital) an informal, often derogatory, name for an Irishman
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. -dies.
1. a rice field.
2. rice, esp. in the husk, either uncut or gathered.
[1590–1600; < Malay padi unhusked rice]
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 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 field|
rice - grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. (familiar form) of Patrick
2. (pej) → irlandés m
paddy1 [ˈpædɪ] N (= rice) → arroz m; (= field) → arrozal m
paddy2 [ˈpædɪ] N (= anger) → rabieta f
to get into a paddy → coger una rabieta
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
paddy[ˈpædi] n (also paddy field) → rizière f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (inf) → Paddy m (Spitzname der Iren)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
paddy[ˈpædɪ] paddy field n → risaia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995