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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.]

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]

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]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paddy - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
derogation, disparagement, 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

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.
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

paddy

[ˈpædi] n (also paddy field) → rizière f

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)

paddy

[ˈpædɪ] paddy field nrisaia
References in classic literature ?
I'm so sorry I didn't see Paddy, for I love pussy cats, even if they do track molasses over my clothes.
But after three years of school under wonderful Paddy Byrne, Goldsmith became very ill with smallpox.
Now that brown husk of thine " Mowgli was sitting cross-legged, and explaining things with his forefinger in his usual way, when Bagheera put out a paddy paw and pulled him over backward into the water.
The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) commenced the purchasing of 2018 Maha harvest in the Eastern Province and collected 2, 000 Metric tons under the guaranteed price up to date, PMD Chairman M.
PADDY McGuinness has told pals he is desperate to rebuild his marriage.
Islamabad -- Rice dealers of the country are facing problems due to negligence of the provincial and federal governments as governments have failed to take appropriate action to provide relief to the rice dealers paddy growing farmers.
Bhubaneswar Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout on Friday appealed to the farmers in the state not to take the extreme step of committing suicide and torching their pest-affected standing paddy crop.
Sources in Agriculture department told reporter on Sunday that tehsil wise paddy will be cultivated on 98,464 acres in tehsil Sialkot, 84,378 in tehsil Daska, 111,452 in tehsil Pasrur and 48,426 acres in tehsil Sambrial.