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wad·dy 1(wŏd′ē) Australian
n. pl. wad·dies
A heavy stick, especially a war club.
tr.v. wad·died (wŏd′ēd), wad·dy·ing, wad·dies (wŏd′ēz)
To strike with a waddy.
wad·dy 2also wad·die (wŏd′ē)
n. pl. wad·dies Western US
1. See cowboy.
2. A cattle rustler.
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n, pl -dies
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a heavy wooden club used as a weapon by native Australians
vb, -dies, -dying or -died
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (tr) to hit with a waddy
[C19: from a native Australian language, perhaps based on English wood1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. -dies. Australian.
a wooden war club of the Australian Aborigines.
[1795–1805; < Dharuk wa-di stick]
n., pl. -dies.
Cowboy Slang. a cowboy.
[1895–1900, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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Past participle: waddied
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