Definition of caddie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also caddy) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkædi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædi//
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(pl. caddies) (in golf) a person who helps a player by carrying his or her clubs and equipment during a game See related entries: Golf Word Originmid 17th cent. (originally Scots): from French cadet. The original term denoted a gentleman who joined the army without a commission, intending to learn the profession and follow a military career, later coming to mean ‘odd-job man’. The current sense dates from the late 18th cent.
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