Biddy definition

bĭdē
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(informal) A woman; esp., an elderly woman (usually old biddy) regarded contemptuously as annoying, gossipy, etc.
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A hen; a fowl.
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A chicken or chick; esp., a hen.
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A woman, especially an older one who is extremely talkative.
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(pejorative) A woman, especially an old woman; especially one regarded as fussy or mean or a gossipy busybody.
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A name used in calling a hen or chicken, often as "biddy-biddy-biddy".

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(uncommon) An attractive little girl.
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(archaic, colloquial) An Irish maidservant.
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(by extension, derogatory) Any Irishwoman.
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(US) Alternative spelling of bittie.
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A diminutive of the female given name Bridget.

Biddy Gargery (1860/1861) - A character from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

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Surname, Scottish origin.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
biddy
Plural:
biddies

Origin of biddy

  • Nickname for Bridget

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Derived from Biddy, diminutive form of Bridget. It came to be generic name for an Irish maid (US), and then an old woman.

    From Wiktionary