nounplural noun paddies, plural noun padis
1(also paddy field)A field where rice is grown.
2Rice before threshing or in the husk.
Early 17th century from Malay pādī.
nounplural noun paddiesinformal British in singular
A fit of temper.
fit of rage, rage, fury, fit of bad temper, fit of ill temper, bad temper, tantrum, passion, paroxysmView synonyms
- ‘John drove off in a paddy’
Late 19th century from Paddy‘Irishman’ (stereotyped as being prone to brawling).
nounplural noun Paddiesinformal, mainly derogatory
An Irishman (often as a form of address).
Early 18th century pet form of the Irish given name Padraig.