caddy

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Scots caddie, from the French cadet. Doublet of cadet, caudillo, and capitellum.

Noun[edit]

caddy (plural caddies)

  1. (golf) One hired to assist another in playing the game of golf.
    "Caddy, pass me my five iron."

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caddy (third-person singular simple present caddies, present participle caddying, simple past and past participle caddied)

  1. (intransitive, golf) To serve as a caddy, carrying golf clubs etc.
    I was honored to caddy for Tiger Woods at a charity golf game.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Malay kati, a weight.

Noun[edit]

caddy (plural caddies)

  1. A small box, can, or chest to keep things in.
    • 1990, The Washingtonian (volume 25, page 121)
      A sauce caddy brought with the tacos offers a choice of salsa cruda, a thin puree of tomatillos, and an emulsion of red chilies.
    • 2019, Nancy E. Davis, The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America:
      The Carneses imported lacquer teapoys in sets. These sets could be easily stacked in a corner of the drawing room and brought out at teatime to hold a teacup, a set, or a caddy. The Carneses purchased lacquered teapoys sets for four dollars in China and probably sold them for twice that amount in America.
  2. A movable tray or other mechanism for holding, securing, and transporting a removable component within a piece of machinery or equipment.
    Place the disc in the DVD caddy.

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References[edit]

  • caddy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.
  • caddie” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English caddy.

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Noun[edit]

caddy m (plural caddies or caddys)

  1. (golf) caddy
    • 2016, Nora Roberts, Crime en fête.
      [] Et puis j'ai discuté avec son caddy.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. golf cart
  3. supermarket trolley
    • 2013, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Délivrance. La troisième enquête du département V.
      La seule incursion féminine dans le sous-sol ce matin-là fut celle d'Yrsa, traînant bruyamment son caddy de supermarché.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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