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Definitions of paddy

paddy1 (ˈpædɪ Pronunciation for paddy1

Definitions

noun

(plural) -dies
  1. Also called: paddy field. a field planted with rice
  2. rice as a growing crop or when harvested but not yet milled

Word Origin

from Malay pādī

Synonyms

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= temper, tantrum, bad mood, passion, rage, pet, fit of pique, fit of temper, wax, tiff, bate, paddywhack, foulie, hissy fit, strop

paddy2 (ˈpædɪ Pronunciation for paddy2

Definitions

noun

(plural) -dies
  1. (British, informal) a fit of temper

Word Origin

C19: from Paddy

Paddy (ˈpædɪ Pronunciation for Paddy

Definitions

noun

(plural) -dies
  1. (sometimes not capital) an informal, often derogatory, name for an Irishman

Word Origin

from Patrick

Translations for 'paddy'

  • British English: paddy A paddy or a paddy field is a field that is kept flooded with water and is used for growing rice. NOUNThe workers were singing as they tilled the rice paddy fields.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrozal
  • Chinese: 稻田
  • European Spanish: arrozal
  • French: rizière
  • German: Reisfeld
  • Italian: risaia
  • Japanese: 水田
  • Korean:
  • Portuguese: arrozal
  • Spanish: arrozal

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