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Etymology 1[edit]

Diminutive forms with -y.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given names Adelaide, Adeline, Adrienne, or Addison, from the Germanic languages or French or transferred from the surname.
    • 2009, Romig, J. Scott, The Lookout Tree, Author House, →ISBN, page 1:
      My name is Addison Jane Dawson, but you can call me Addy; everyone else does.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Adam, from Hebrew.
    • 1859 George Eliot, Adam Bede/Chapter I:
      "Let be, Addy, let be. Ben will be joking. Why, he's i' the right to laugh at me--I canna help laughing at myself." "I shan't loose him till he promises to let the door alone," said Adam.
  3. A surname originating as a patronymic, derived from the given name Adam.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the brand name Adderall +‎ -y.


Addy (countable and uncountable, plural Addies)

  1. Alternative form of Addie (Adderall).