Waddy vs. Paddy

Waddy vs. Paddy — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Waddy and Paddy

Waddynoun

A heavy stick, especially a war club.

Paddynoun

Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a man, of Irish birth or ancestry.

Waddynoun

See cowboy.

Paddynoun

Rice, especially in the husk, whether gathered or still in the field.

Waddynoun

A cattle rustler.

Paddynoun

A specially irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.

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Waddyverb

To strike with a waddy.

Paddynoun

Rough or unhusked rice, either before it is milled or as a crop to be harvested.

Waddynoun

(colloquial) A cowboy.

Paddynoun

A paddy field, a rice paddy; an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.

Waddynoun

(Australia) A war club used by Aboriginal Australians; a nulla nulla.

Paddynoun

A fit of temper; a tantrum

throw a paddy etc.
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Waddynoun

A piece of wood; a stick or peg; also, a walking stick.

Paddynoun

A white person.

Waddyverb

(transitive) To attack or beat with an Aboriginal war club.

Paddynoun

A labourer's assistant or workmate.

Paddynoun

A drill used in boring wells, with cutters that expand on pressure.

Paddyadjective

(obsolete) Low; mean; boorish; vagabond.

Paddynoun

(slur) a person of Irish descent

Paddynoun

an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown

Paddynoun

rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field