Definitions

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  • n. variant of laddie.

Etymologies

diminutive of lad (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also, Moody's Scottish background - in the books, he sometimes uses the word "laddy" - might be a nod to one of the most belligerent of the Protestant Reformers The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women

    HogwartsProfessor.com

  • He calls me 'laddy' after our Scotland trip together a decade ago.

    James Boyce: Tee For One.

  • Agendas drive the affairs of men whether "laddy" is awoke or sleeping at the wheel.

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  • The "laddy" referencing is Scots characterization surely, but they are noted in such contexts for pragmatism (CS Lewis '"The Great Knock" and McPherson in THS) and engineering (e.g.,

    HogwartsProfessor.com

  • Some people will think it's too laddy but that's because they've been conditioned to think there's a need to be too cool all the time.

    Alex Bilmes: 'I'm a total starfucker'

  • "I've got you, laddy," he announced, as he stood up and swayed toward bed.

    CHAPTER IV

  • "No ye don't, ye young laddy-buck," he interposed, as St. Vincent started to take Frona down the hill, "'Tis her foster-daddy sees her home this night."

    CHAPTER 16

  • Until these break-out roles for Firth, the two actors had kept up some kind of equivalence, each succeeding as Jane Austen heroes after Grant played Edward Ferrars in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, then both tackling the modern-day laddy Englishness of Nick Hornby's world in adaptations of Fever Pitch and About a Boy.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • It is a fairly laddy comic schtick, particularly in vogue at the moment, and it can often be used to disguise a burningly obsessive nature or a peculiar intellect.

    James Corden plans World Cup domination on TV and in the charts

  • "Now you just listen to me, laddy, these are serious matters and they involve people, not toys."

    April 1st, 2007

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