adjective (readier, readiest)
adverb[usually in combination]
noun (plural readies)(readies or the ready) British informal
verb (readies, readying, readied)[with object]
Middle English: from Old English rǣde (from a Germanic base meaning 'arrange, prepare'; related to Dutch gereed) + -y1
If a word ends in a consonant plus -y, change the -y to an -i before adding any ending (unless the ending already begins with an -i): (readier, readiest).