Pad"dy (?), a. [Prov. E. paddy worm-eaten.]

Low; mean; boorish; vagabond.

"Such pady persons." Digges (1585). "The paddy persons." Motley.

 

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Pad"dy, n.; pl. Paddies (#). [Corrupted fr. St. Patrick, the tutelar saint of Ireland.]

A jocose or contemptuous name for an Irishman.

 

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Pad"dy, n. [Either fr. Canarese bhatta or Malay padi.] Bot.

Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies.

Paddy bird. Zool. See Java sparrow, under Java.

 

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