More definitions of PaddyDefinition of Paddy in:
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noun (plural paddies)
- 1 (also paddy field) A field where rice is grown.More example sentences
- But he did not receive water from the government irrigation scheme in time, the paddy field dried out and he could not get a good harvest.
- ‘It was like a huge group of grasshoppers surrounding a paddy field, ready to ravage the grains,’ the report said.
- The geographical location of the paddy field made the expanse of land that it encompasses brim with surprises - with never ending tales of it's own.
- 2 [mass noun] Rice before threshing or in the husk.More example sentences
- The 38-year-old rice-grower plans to convert his 2,000 square metres of rice paddy into fruit orchards.
- They include an overflowing measure of paddy or rice, coconuts, fruits, a lamp, a mirror, and other objects.
- The government therefore has frozen rice procurement price at the 2002 level of Rs 6.10 for a kilogram of rice paddy.
early 17th century: from Malay pādī.
noun (plural paddies)[in singular] British • informal
- A fit of temper: John drove off in a paddyMore example sentences
- I wouldn't exactly say he's straight with me either, but at least he doesn't run off in a paddy.
- Crooks explained: ‘He had a bit of a paddy but he's realised that if he is going to stay at the club he has to go along with what I tell him.’
- With that she threw a paddy and put the phone down on him.
late 19th century: from Paddy, associated with obsolete paddywhack 'Irishman (given to brawling').