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Definition of "paddy" [pad•dy]

  • Rice, especially in the husk, whether gathered or still in the field. (noun)
  • A specially irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown. (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 "paddy" in a sentence
  • "A rice paddy is drained and allowed to dry to just the right consistency."
  • "Then we called the paddy wagon, and I gave the order to arrest them."
  • "A group of farmers have created 'murals' by planting rice in different colors in Japanese paddy fields"