Definition of hoddie in English:

hoddie

nounhoddies

Australian
  • A bricklayer's labourer.

    ‘are hoddies more prone to injury than masons?’
    • ‘He was a bricklayer and I was his hoddie.’
    • ‘One of the other hoddies was here from our gang already.’
    • ‘I've seen some of the hoddies drink from the water butts before.’
    • ‘Hoddies carry mortar and bricks to the mason.’
    • ‘Usually the hoddies would start half an hour earlier in the morning so that when we arrived the scaffolding was loaded with bricks and mortar.’

Origin

Early 20th century from hod + -ie.

Pronunciation

hoddie

/ˈhɒdi/