Main definitions of paddy in English

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paddy1

(also padi)

Pronunciation /ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/

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nounpaddies, padis

  • 1

    (also paddy field)
    A field where rice is grown.

  • 2Rice before threshing or in the husk.

Origin

Early 17th century from Malay pādī.

Main definitions of paddy in English

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paddy2

Pronunciation /ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/

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nounpaddies

informal British in singular
  • A fit of temper.

    • ‘John drove off in a paddy’
    fit of rage, rage, fury, fit of bad temper, fit of ill temper, bad temper, tantrum, passion, paroxysm
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Origin

Late 19th century from Paddy, associated with obsolete paddywhack ‘Irishman (given to brawling’).

Main definitions of Paddy in English

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Paddy3

Pronunciation /ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/

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nounPaddies

informal, derogatory
  • An Irishman (often as a form of address).

Origin

Late 18th century pet form of the Irish given name Padraig.

Pronunciation

Paddy

/ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/