charidee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Mid-Atlantic English pronunciation of charity.

Noun[edit]

charidee ‎(uncountable)

  1. (informal, humorous) Conspicuous charity, especially as part of a TV promotion, or of an otherwise pointless exercise. First popularized by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse in the BBC sketch show, Harry Enfield's Television Programme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIWTLal9e4