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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

Example Sentences Including 'paddy'

After the wedding we travelled down south on a road with green paddy fields on either side.
Preethi Nair GYPSY MASALA (2004)
At that point they discovered the guy in the back of the paddy wagon had fallen over in the back of the paddy wagon," said Sharman.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
In the distance, workers were singing as they tilled the rice paddy fields.
Leasor, James Tank of Serpents
Intrigued and immersed in conversation, the women from the paddy fields would leave their sacks unattended.
Preethi Nair GYPSY MASALA (2004)
It is the first thing inmates see from the small windows of the " paddy wagons" when they arrive at Low Newton.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Last week Jack Straw asserted that we should not `get into a paddy " about the decline of marriage
Independent (1999)
She, too, was thinking paddy fields and jungles, albeit with sand and oil rigs.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
They burnt paddy straw to keep the injured warm before shifting them on tractor-trailers, trucks and even scooters to nearby hospitals.
India Today (1998)
Working himself into a paddy , Lily thought, watching how he poured himself another glass of wine.
Lide, Mary Polmena Cove

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