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Definitions of paddy

paddy1 (ˈpædɪ

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 (informal) (mainly British), tiff, bate (British) (slang), paddywhack (British) (informal), foulie (Australian) (slang), hissy fit (informal), strop (informal)

paddy2 (ˈpædɪ

Definitions

noun

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

Word Origin

C19: from Paddy

Paddy (ˈpædɪ

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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