There are 2 main definitions of caddy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkadi

noun (plural caddies)

[usually with modifier]
1A small storage container, typically one with divisions: a tool caddy
More 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.

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