The professional title of someone who carries a golf player’s clubs. The word is a diminutive form of ‘cadet’, used in its meaning of a junior who performs menial services while training. A golf caddie is addressed by title in Coldfinger, by Ian Fleming. In The Battle of the Villa Fiorita, by Rumer Godden, occurs the following conversation between an English girl known as Caddie and a girl of ItalianEnglish parentage called Pia: ‘“Caddie?” said Pia. “That is not a name. That is golf, for carrying the clubs.” “My name is Candida, after my grandmother.”’

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  • caddie — caddie, caddy Caddie (originally Scottish) is a golf attendant; caddy is a container for tea …   Modern English usage

  • caddie — (also caddy) ► NOUN (pl. caddies) ▪ a person who carries a golfer s clubs and provides other assistance during a match. ► VERB (caddying) ▪ work as a caddie. ORIGIN originally Scots, denoting a gentleman who joined the army without a commission,… …   English terms dictionary

  • caddie — [kad′ē] n. [Scot form of Fr cadet: see CADET] 1. Obs. an errand boy 2. a person who attends a golfer, carrying the clubs, finding the balls, etc. 3. a small, two wheeled cart, as for carrying golf bags vi. caddied, caddying to act as a caddie …   English World dictionary

  • Caddie — Cad die, n. [Written also {caddy}, {cadie}, {cady}, and {cawdy}.] [See {Cadet}.] 1. A cadet. [Obs. Scot.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A lad; young fellow. [Scot.] Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. One who does errands or other odd jobs. [Scot.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caddie — / kædi/, it. / kɛd:i/ s. ingl. [dallo scozz., a sua volta dal fr. cadet ], usato in ital. al masch., invar. (sport.) [ragazzo che porta i bastoni del giocatore di golf] ▶◀ portabastoni …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • caddie — caddie, caddy → cadi …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • caddie — 1630s, Scottish form of Fr. cadet (see CADET (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • caddie — /ˈkɛddi, ingl. ˈkædɪ/ s. m. e f. inv. (nel golf) portabastoni …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • caddie — m DEFINICIJA v. kedi …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • caddie — (Voz ingl.). com. Dep. Persona que lleva los palos a un jugador de golf …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • caddie — 1. caddie [ kadi ] n. m. VAR. caddy • 1895, 1900; mot angl., du fr. cadet ♦ Au golf, Garçon qui porte les clubs du joueur. ⇒ cadet (6o). Des caddies, des caddys. ⊗ HOM. Cadi. caddie 2. caddie [ kadi ] n. m. • 1952; nom déposé; de caddy, mot angl …   Encyclopédie Universelle