noun (plural caddies)
- In French the word cadet is pronounced ‘ca-day’ but in English the golfer's assistant became a caddie.
- ‘The good caddie carries much more than the weight of the golfer's clubs in his back, that's for sure,’ he said.
- He would later become a caddie and an assistant at the club.
verb (caddies, caddying, caddied)[no object] Back to top
- No job in sports gets you closer to the action than caddying on the PGA Tour.
- I've caddied for several friends over the years, and several friends have caddied for me; mostly, I've caddied for my friend Ray, who is one of the club's best players.
- As I mentioned, I was 15 when I first started caddying and, although I didn't know it at the time, Ted's talent for maintaining immaculate conditions is what made me want to work in the golf business.
mid 17th century (originally Scots): from French cadet. The original term denoted a gentleman who joined the army without a commission, intending to learn the profession and follow a military career, later coming to mean 'odd-job man'. The current sense dates from the late 18th century.
Definition of caddie in:
- The US English dictionary