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Dictionary Definition

Paddy

Noun

1 (slur) a person of Irish descent [syn: Mick, Mickey]
2 an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown [syn: paddy field, rice paddy]
3 rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field

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English

Etymology

From Malay padi "rice field"

Pronunciation

Noun

paddy (plural: paddies)
  1. Rice, before it is milled
  2. An irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown

Translations

rice unmilled
  • Korean: (byeo)
wet land where rice grows
  • Korean: (non)

Extensive Definition

Paddy may refer to:
  • Paddy, a masculine given name, and a common diminutive for Patrick or Pádraig
  • Paddy, slang (usually derogatory) term in British English for an Irish person
  • Paddy Whiskey, a brand of Irish whiskey manufactured by The Cork Distilleries Co. since 1779
  • Paddy field, a field for semi-aquatic crops
  • harvested rice kernel, known as paddy, or rough rice
  • Paddy, informal name given to the Black-faced Sheathbill or Snowy Sheathbill
  • Paddywagon, slang term for police car
  • Paddy, nickname for the apprentice Jedi rank Padawan in Star Wars
  • Paddy, slang word for a tantrum or fit
  • Paddy Rollers, informal name for slave patrol

See also

paddy in Malayalam: നെല്ല്

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bluebottle, bobby, bull, clearing, constable, copper, corn field, cultivated land, field, fit, fit of temper, flatfoot, gendarme, hayfield, officer, parcel of land, patch, peeler, piece of land, plat, plot, rage, rice paddy, tantrum, tract, wax, wheat field
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