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Definition of "waddy" [wad•dy]

  • A heavy stick, especially a war club. (noun)
  • To strike with a waddy. (verb-transitive)
  • Western U.S. See cowboy. (noun)
  • Western U.S. A cattle rustler. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waddy" in a sentence
  • ""No not of fire-arms; but they have a machine of their own that they call a waddy, or something of that sort, which they throw like a harpoon; but the thing takes a twist in the air, and strikes behind them.""
  • "They used simple baskets, digging sticks, spears without stone points, and a sort of lightweight club known as a waddy."
  • "The waddy was a short piece of wood, reduced and notched towards the grasp, and slightly rounded at the point."