from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Rice, especially in the husk, whether gathered or still in the field.
- n. A specially irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Rice, before it is milled.
- n. An irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Low; mean; boorish; vagabond.
- n. A jocose or contemptuous name for an Irishman; -- usually considered offensive.
- n. Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Irishman.
- n. [lowercase] A sailors' name for the lesser sheath bill of Kerguelen Island, Chionis minor.
- n. [l. c] The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida. Also paddywhack.
- n. [lowercase] Same as paddywhack, 3.
- Mean; poor; contemptible; low in manners or character.
- n. Rice in the husk, whether in the field or gathered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
- n. rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
Malay padi.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay padi ("paddy plant"), from Proto-Malayic *padi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pajay, from Proto-Austronesian *pajay. (Wiktionary)