Definition of tiddy oggy in English:

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tiddy oggy

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪdɪ ˌɒɡi/

noun

British dialect or nautical slang
A Cornish pasty.
Example sentences
  • Long ago, Cornish miners shouted ‘Oggie Oggie, Tiddy Oggie’ in unison at crib time, before eating their traditional pasties, also known as oggies (or tiddy oggies).
  • A nice pint of Spriggan or Cornish Blonde from Mr Skinners brewery and a proper tiddy oggy should sort you out.
  • I can forgive you for not liking some shop pasties, but anyone who can't appreciate a home-made tiddy oggy needs to be sorted out.

Origin

Probably from West Country dialect tiddy 'potato' and Cornish hogen 'pastry'.

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