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poddy Line breaks: poddy
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒdi/

Definition of poddy in English:

adjective (poddier, poddiest)

1Australian (Of a young farm animal) fed by hand: there’s always a special bond with the animals that have been poddy calves or lambs
2 dialect (Of a person) fat.


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Australian A calf, in particular one which is fed by hand: poddies were a lot of work because of the constant feeding

verb (poddies, poddying, poddied)

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[with object] Australian Feed (a young animal) by hand: poddying the calves was to be my job, so Fred told me


Mid 18th century (in the sense 'resembling a pod'): from pod1 + -y1.

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