biddy

Definitions

  • "BIDDY, I FEEL ILL, AND I THINK I'LL GO TO BED."
    "BIDDY, I FEEL ILL, AND I THINK I'LL GO TO BED."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n biddy young bird especially of domestic fowl
    • n biddy adult female chicken
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Trouble of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings The Trouble of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings
The Troubles of Biddy {Chicken, duckling, and duck The Troubles of Biddy {Chicken, duckling, and duck
The Troubles of Biddy {Four hens sitting together The Troubles of Biddy {Four hens sitting together
The Troubles of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings The Troubles of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Biddy A name used in calling a hen or chicken.
    • n Biddy An Irish serving woman or girl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • biddy A familiar name for a hen.
    • n biddy An Irish female domestic; a servant-girl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A familiar form of Bridget,

Usage

In literature:

It was not wise to argue with "Ould Biddy," who had a talent for forcible speech.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Biddy had taken her stand on the corner just opposite.
"Harper's Young People, March 2, 1880" by Various
Biddy had given a great deal of trouble to this gentle lady at first, because Biddy had many unpleasant habits.
"Harper's Young People, March 9, 1880" by Various
Biddy found Katy sitting on some steps on Fulton Street, eating pea-nuts, and tossing up the shells.
"Harper's Young People, March 16, 1880" by Various
Come, Biddy, make de lady a bow!
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
Biddy is such a bad manager.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Biddy, what shall I do?
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
Conny was in the kitchen, polishing the silver, and listening to Biddy's raptures.
"Harper's Young People, October 5, 1880" by Various
Aunt Lina, Biddy, the stamping, good-hearted Biddy, and dandy Ike, were all there, rejoicing in her happiness.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
Oh, Biddy, Biddy, your darlint is going to be kilt entoirely!
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
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In poetry:

Great chanticleer was pleased to give
A patronizing crow,
And the contemptuous biddies clucked,
"I wish my chicks did so."
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
One night I met her with another lad,
Says I, Biddy, I've caught you, by dad,
I never thought you were half so bad
As to be going about with another lad.
"The Rattling Boy from Dublin" by William Topaz McGonagall
So, with my darling shillelah, I gave him a whack,
Which left him lying on his back,
Saying, botheration to you and Biddy Brown,—
For I'm the rattling boy from Dublin town.
"The Rattling Boy from Dublin" by William Topaz McGonagall
So a policeman chanced to come up at the time,
And he asked of me the cause of the shine,
Says I, he threatened to knock me down
When I challenged him for walking with my Biddy Brown.
"The Rattling Boy from Dublin" by William Topaz McGonagall
We should like to talk big; it's a kind of a right,
When the tongue has got loose and the waistband grown tight;
But, as pretty Miss Prudence remarked to her beau,
On its own heap of compost no biddy should crow.
"Semi-Centennial Celebration Of The New England Society" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
It’s only a sod, but wid care it will keep
Till me brooms and me brushes are silint
Put it into me arms ere they bury me deep,
And tell them old Biddy the “slavey” does sleep
’Neath a sod from the bogs of ould Irlint.
"Only A Sod" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Burger says he'll open a fast-casual chicken concept called Bantam & Biddy this fall.
Shaun Doty is branching out with a fast-casual chicken concept called Bantam & Biddy.
Amherst College president Carolyn " Biddy " Martin is now a member of an honorary society that has more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
MUSKINGUM COUNTY BIDDY LEAGUE FOOTBALL.
The Muskingum County biddy league football president says the West Rangers football program has been kicked out of the league for breaking the rules.
Shaun Doty is branching out with a fast-casual chicken concept called Bantam & Biddy .
As Biddy Martin leaves UW-Madison, opinions formulate about next chancellor.
The Wichita Salvation Army Biddy Basketball program has seen more than a few graduates go on to play major college and even professional basketball.
Thriller Rod Lott Considered the granddaddy — er, make that grandmama — of psycho-biddy flicks, 1962's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.
He's an unlikely Lothario to these randy biddies, and their song-and-dance number featuring tap-dancing walkers is a corny hoot.
Left to Right Haley Biddy and Nathan Packer use an automated soil sampler to show farmers where they need more seed and fertilizer to reduce the cost of raising crops .
Haley Biddy uses an automated soil sampler to show farmers where they need more seed and fertilizer to reduce the cost of raising crops .
I'm glad to hear that Amherst College President Biddy Martin is moving quickly to establish a more credible policy on sexual violence on campus.
Amherst College president Carolyn "Biddy" Martin confirmed Wednesday that the school's sexual assault counselor has departed after a student's account of being raped on campus was published in the Amherst Student.
The View': The 'biddies' talk back.
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