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Meaning of PADDY

Pronunciation:  'padee, 'padee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
  2. [n]  ethnic slur; a person of Irish descent
  3. [n]  an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown

PADDY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Mick, Mickey, paddy field, rice paddy
 See Also: field, Irishman, rice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pad"dy\, a. [Prov. E. paddy worm-eaten.]
    Low; mean; boorish; vagabond. ``Such pady persons.'' --Digges
    (1585). ``The paddy persons.'' --Motley.
  2. \Pad"dy\, n.; pl. {Paddies}. [Corrupted fr. St. Patrick,
    the tutelar saint of Ireland.]
    A jocose or contemptuous name for an Irishman.
  3. \Pad"dy\, n. [Either fr. Canarese bhatta or Malay
    p[=a]d[=i].] (Bot.)
    Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies.
    {Paddy bird}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Java sparrow}, under {Java}.
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