quaddie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quadrella +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

quaddie (plural quaddies)

  1. (Australia, gambling, horse racing, colloquial) A quadrella, a type of bet requiring the bettor to pick the winners of four nominated races at the same track; a bet requiring the selection of four winners of specified matches in a given round of a sporting competition.
    • 2003 March 22, Craig Sherborne, Footy′s Man of Passion, The Herald Sun, republished in 2003, Garrie Hutchinson (editor), The Best Australian Sports Writing 2003, page 82,
      He was a footballer, hard-boned, smart-mouthed, with an eye on the quaddie at Flemington.
    • 2004 November 21, Josh Button, “Cup tips”, aus.sport.rugby-league, Usenet:
      I had the quaddie in Melbourne if Alinghi won.
    • 2006, Mike Dillon, From The Horses Mouth: The Keith Haub Story, 2010, HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand), unnumbered page,
      With only the last race to run the trio each had a $1 quaddie unit if Brent Thomson managed to get over the line in front.
    • 2007 July 16, gF, “Screw Fremantle”, aus.sport.aussie-rules, Usenet:
      For the Fourth week in a row I have had 3 live legs of the Quaddie only to be dudded by West Coast the last two!

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