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See also: Caddy


Alternative forms[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

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


caddy (plural caddies)

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


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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Malay kati, a weight.


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.
Derived terms[edit]




Borrowed from English caddy. Doublet of cadet.



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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