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paddy1

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nounplural noun paddies, plural noun padis

(also padi)
  • 1

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

  • 2Rice before threshing or in the husk.

Pronunciation

paddy

/ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/

Origin

Early 17th century from Malay pādī.

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paddy2

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nounplural noun paddies

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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Pronunciation

paddy

/ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/

Origin

Late 19th century from Paddy‘Irishman’ (stereotyped as being prone to brawling).

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Paddy3

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nounplural noun Paddies

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

Pronunciation

Paddy

/ˈpadē/ /ˈpædi/

Origin

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