Definition of Paddy in English :

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Paddy meaning in English

Meaning of Paddy in English

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1. mick, mickey, paddy

(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent

2. paddy, paddy field, rice paddy

an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown

3. paddy

rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field

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noun plural -dies
1. Also called: paddy field
a field planted with rice
rice as a growing crop or when harvested but not yet milled
noun plural -dies
British informal
a fit of temper
noun plural -dies
(sometimes not capital)
an informal, often offensive, name for an Irishman

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nounWord forms: plural ˈPaddies
a patronizing and formerly derisive term
nounWord forms: plural ˈpaddies
rice in the husk, growing or gathered
rice in general
a rice field

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Often Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a man, of Irish birth or ancestry.
n. pl. pad·dies
1. Rice, especially in the husk, whether gathered or still in the field.
2. A specially irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.

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