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



(also caddy) verb
BrE BrE//ˈkædi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædi//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caddie
BrE BrE//ˈkædi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædi//
he / she / it caddies
BrE BrE//ˈkædiz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædiz//
past simple caddied
BrE BrE//ˈkædid//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædid//
past participle caddied
BrE BrE//ˈkædid//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædid//
-ing form caddying
BrE BrE//ˈkædiɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkædiɪŋ//
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(caddies, caddying, caddied, caddied) [intransitive] to act as a caddie in the game of 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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