- paddy-whack (and sometimes capitalized)
Corruption of paxwax. See there for more information.
paddywhack (plural paddywhacks)
- (dated, derogatory) An Irishman
- (rare) A severe blow (especially in reference to the folk song This Old Man)
- A strong elastic ligament or tendon in the midline of the neck of sheep or cattle (generally any quadruped) which relieves the animal of the weight of its head