from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of caddie.
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Sometimes their mother is irritated into calling them 'cawdy li'l devils.'
Fortunately, in the height of his whimsical perplexity, he met the cawdy or porter who had carried his trunk, and who now served him as a guide.
Yu'd eat an eat till yu busted, I believe; an yu'm that cawdy [finical] over what yu has gie'd 'ee .... "