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biddy

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪdi
 
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Definition of biddy in English:

noun (plural biddies)

informal
A woman, especially an elderly one, regarded as annoying or interfering: the old biddies were muttering in his direction
More example sentences
  • I sound like an old biddy writing this but I think we lose something when interactions are reduced in quality. ‘Manners’ evolved for good purpose.
  • Everyone I asked knew an old biddy who had bought the pharmaceutical company in 1948 and still had it.
  • ‘There have been a few old biddies here today who've been confused about how to vote… ‘said one broadcaster without blinking.’

Origin

early 17th century (originally denoting a chicken): of unknown origin; probably influenced by the use of biddy denoting an Irish maidservant, from Biddy, pet form of the given name Bridget.

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