American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Irishman.
- n. [lowercase] A sailors' name for the lesser sheath bill of Kerguelen Island, Chionis minor. See
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Low; mean; boorish; vagabond.
- n. Obsolescent A jocose or contemptuous name for an Irishman; -- usually considered offensive.
- n. (Bot.) Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies.
- 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
- From Malay padi ("paddy plant"), from Proto-Malayic *padi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pajay, from Proto-Austronesian *pajay. (Wiktionary)
- Malay padi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A rice paddy is drained and allowed to dry to just the right consistency.”
“Then we called the paddy wagon, and I gave the order to arrest them.”
“A group of farmers have created 'murals' by planting rice in different colors in Japanese paddy fields”
“All the summer-sown crops in north India will be down by 30% except paddy, which is yet to be sown in a big way," Krishan Bir Chaudhury, president of Bharatiya Krishak Samaj (Indian Farmer's Society) said.”
“Yes, in those days, riding in the "Black Maria," as they used to call the paddy wagon, meant more than it does today.”
““Something that will convince me not to vanquish your butts or call the paddy wagon,” Paige said.”
“Rice is conventionally grown under conditions of inundation, when it is referred to as paddy (the term is also used for the bunded plot in which rice is grown) or as wet-land or low-land rice.”
“Of all the common agricultural wastes, rice husks (also called paddy husks) yield the largest quantity of ash - around 20 % by weight - which also has the highest silica content - around 93 % by weight.”
“A simple but rude mill is in use in Siam, and many parts of India, for hulling paddy, which is similar to those used 4,000 years ago.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“When the paddy, that is, the rice with the husks still on it, has been dried and piled in a heap for threshing, all the friends of the household are invited to the threshing-floor, and food and drink are brought out.”
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