noun, plural bid·dies. Chiefly New England, South Midland, and Southern U.S.

  1. a chicken.
  2. a newly hatched chick.

noun, plural bid·dies.

  1. a fussbudget, especially a fussy old woman.
  2. a female domestic servant, especially a cleaning woman.

noun plural -dies

  1. a dialect word for chicken, hen

noun plural -dies

  1. informal, offensive a woman, esp an old gossipy or interfering one

“old woman,” 1785; meaning “Irish maid-servant” (1861) is American English; both from Biddy, pet form of common Irish proper name Bridget.

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