caddie


caddie

noun

  1. Golf. a person hired to carry a player’s clubs, find the ball, etc.
  2. a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.
  3. caddie cart.
  4. any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.

verb (used without object), cad·died, cad·dy·ing.

  1. to work as a caddie.

noun plural -dies

  1. golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player

verb -dies, -dying or -died

  1. (intr) to act as a caddie
n.

1630s, Scottish form of French cadet (see cadet). Originally “person who runs errands;” meaning of “golfer’s assistant” is 1851. A letter from Edinburgh c.1730 describes the city’s extensive and semi-organized “Cawdys, a very useful Black-Guard, who attend … publick Places to go at Errands; and though they are Wretches, that in Rags lye upon the Stairs and in the Streets at Night, yet are they often considerably trusted …. This Corps has a kind of Captain … presiding over them, whom they call the Constable of the Cawdys.”

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