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Judy Line breaks: Judy
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːdi/

Definition of Judy in English:

noun (plural Judies)

1The wife of Punch in the Punch and Judy show.
1.1British informal , dated A woman.
Example sentences
  • Aeons before political correctness reared its ugly head, the gangsters and apes and crooks (his guys) and their dolls (cuties, tomatoes, pancakes, judies) infested a certain section of Broadway, the main artery of Manhattan.
  • A female may be my sheila, my bird, my charley, my good sort, my hot-drop, my judy or my wife, but she is never ‘my mate’.’


Early 19th century: pet form of the given name Judith.

Words that rhyme with Judy

broody, foodie, moody, Rudi, Trudy, Yehudi

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