Entry from British & World English dictionary
adjective (poddier, poddiest)
1Australian (Of a young farm animal) fed by hand: there’s always a special bond with the animals that have been poddy calves or lambs 2 dialect (Of a person) fat.
Australian A calf, in particular one which is fed by hand: poddies were a lot of work because of the constant feeding
verb (poddies, poddying, poddied)
[with object] Australian Feed (a young animal) by hand: poddying the calves was to be my job, so Fred told me
Mid 18th century (in the sense 'resembling a pod'): from pod1 + -y1.