Definitions

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  • adj. cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking
  • adj. wanton

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking; also, wanton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lively; frolicsome.
  • Wanton.

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Examples

  • Sit down — sit down; the gudeman will be blythe to see you — ye nar saw him sae cadgy in your life; but we are to christen our bit wean the night, as ye will hae heard, and doubtless ye will stay and see the ordinance.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • I thought Mr. Croftangry was looking very cadgy when he came in to play a rubber with us last night.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Sit down -- sit down; the gudeman will be blythe to see you -- ye nar saw him sae cadgy in your life; but we are to christen our bit wean the night, as ye will hae heard, and doubtless ye will stay and see the ordinance.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

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