The name for a golfer's help. Like most of the genuinely old terminology of golf, caddie was originally a Scottish word. In 18th-century Edinburgh it meant an errand boy who could be hired for odd jobs, only one of which was to carry golf clubs. The word is a Scottish borrowing of French cadet which means 'young soldier.' The word 'caddie' is different than 'caddy', which is a box for tea.