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laddie

Line breaks: lad¦die
Pronunciation: /ˈladi
 
/

Definition of laddie in English:

noun

informal , chiefly Scottish
A boy or young man (often as a form of address): he’s just a wee laddie
More example sentences
  • I think only twice people came to the house and once it was wee laddies.
  • He and his ilk are constantly pilloried for their behaviour and slammed for showing other daft wee laddies a poor example.
  • His first crime was taking a fairy cake from a shop, then he got into trouble for taking a wee laddie's bike.

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