paddywhack

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Corruption of paxwax. See there for more information.

Noun[edit]

paddywhack (plural paddywhacks)

  1. (dated, derogatory) An Irishman
  2. (rare) A severe blow (especially in reference to the folk song This Old Man)
  3. 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


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