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Paddy

Syllabification: Pad·dy
Pronunciation: /ˈpadē
 
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noun (plural Paddies)

informal , chiefly • derogatory
  • An Irishman (often as a form of address).

Origin

late 18th century: nickname for the Irish given name Padraig.

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There are 3 definitions of Paddy in English:

paddy

Syllabification: pad·dy
Pronunciation: /ˈpadē
 
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noun (plural paddies)

(also rice paddy)
  • 1A field where rice is grown.
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    • But he did not receive water from the government irrigation scheme in time, the paddy field dried out and he could not get a good harvest.
    • ‘It was like a huge group of grasshoppers surrounding a paddy field, ready to ravage the grains,’ the report said.
    • The geographical location of the paddy field made the expanse of land that it encompasses brim with surprises - with never ending tales of it's own.
  • 1.1Rice before threshing or in the husk.
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    • The 38-year-old rice-grower plans to convert his 2,000 square metres of rice paddy into fruit orchards.
    • They include an overflowing measure of paddy or rice, coconuts, fruits, a lamp, a mirror, and other objects.
    • The government therefore has frozen rice procurement price at the 2002 level of Rs 6.10 for a kilogram of rice paddy.

Origin

early 17th century: from Malay pādī.

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noun (plural paddies)

[in singular] British informal
  • A fit of temper: John drove off in a paddy

Origin

late 19th century: from Paddy, associated with obsolete paddywhack 'Irishman (given to brawling').

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