widdy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare withy.

Noun[edit]

widdy ‎(plural widdies)

  1. (Scotland) A rope or halter made of flexible twigs, or withes, as of birch.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

widdy ‎(plural widdies)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of widow.
    • 1877Gilbert & Sullivan, The Sorcerer
      I'm no saucy minx and giddy—
      Hussies such as them abound—
      But a clean and tidy widdy
      Well be-known for miles around.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.