noun (plural caddies)[usually with modifier]
- 1A small storage container, typically one with divisions: a tool caddyMore example sentences
- The English silverplated bottle caddy dates to the reign of William IV.
- Young faces peer from behind field-hockey rackets, plastic bins, unusual fly swatters, car cup holders and tool caddies.
- All householders will receive a full information pack on this service and this will be placed inside each bin (or kitchen caddy inside each bin).
- 1.1 (also tea caddy) chiefly British A small tin in which tea is kept for daily use.More example sentences
- Something atrophies within and my teas sit unused in their limited edition caddies, my sliced rye gets layers of ice on it in the freezer and I eat takeout food that costs me too much and whose quality is variable.
- Large scoops are used to put tea into the tea caddy.
- The butler and footmen having brought her the necessary tools: tea caddy, teapot, hot water urn and heater, and teacups; the mistress of the house brewed the tea.
late 18th century: from earlier catty, denoting a unit of weight of 1 1/ 3 lb (0.61 kg), from Malay kati.