from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small container, such as a box, used especially for holding tea.
- n. A container for storing a group of items not in use.
- n. Computer Science A protective case used to load a CD-ROM into a disk drive.
- n. Variant of caddie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One hired to assist another in playing the game of golf.
- v. To serve as a caddy, carrying golf clubs etc.
- n. A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in, also called tea caddy.
- n. a container to hold objects when not in use.
- n. a container to hold a compact disk, used in some types of compact disk devices, which is inserted into the CD player during playing, or in the case of recordable CD-ROMS, during recording. It is approximately square and thin, slightly larger than the compact disk. However, many CD players have a drawer for the compact disk, requiring no caddy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as caddie.
- n. Same as caddis.
- n. A ghost; a bugbear.
- n. Originally, a box containing a catty of tea for exportation; hence, any small package of tea less than a chest or half-chest.
- n. A box for keeping tea when in use. Tea-caddies contain commonly one, two, or more canisters made of metal.
- n. Hence Any jar or canister for holding tea.
- n. A tin can with a lid, for holding water, etc.
- n. In the tobacco trade, a box 6 to 8 inches square, holding from 10 to 20 pounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act as a caddie and carry clubs for a player
- n. a can for storing tea
Alteration of catty1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scots caddie, from the French cadet. (Wiktionary)
From Malay kati. (Wiktionary)