Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to hides.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *hidy, *hudi, from Old English hȳdiġ ("leathern"), equivalent to hide (“skin”) +‎ -y.

Examples

  • "Who was the old man I found in what you call your hidy-hole?" asked

    Hunted and Harried

  • In today's column not posted Mike starts out relating some amusing variations of a Texas greeting -- "hattie" and "hidy" -- only to disparage both of them in favor of "hello."

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  • Thankfully I came out of my hidy-hole and ventured onto the intrawebs after hours.

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  • So they stash some money in hidy-holes, sometimes in countries that don't enforce judgments awarded by U.S. or other foreign courts.

    O.J.: Follow The Money?

  • Mite be a mubber kitteh relowkayting her baibi kittehs after deir hidy spot was fownd, but teh baibi luks a bit grown up foar dat.

    i told u - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I founds a litle hidy hol in the bukcas behind da sofa and I stayd ther for thre days wen da perzons were arond.

    Deer Laydeez

  • Furst rulz to surviving a horrorz movee – never peek out of ur hidy place.

    Whack-A-Ferret - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • As soon as Lord Wutherwood entered the lift she gave Giggle the skewer and gloves, sent him along to get Michael as his witness, took to her old hidy-hole until Giggle had gone, and then returned to the landing.

    Death of a Peer

  • But he had not been long in his hidy-hole before the awful Etin came in; and nae sooner was he in than he was heard crying:

    Blue Fairy Book

  • "But there's heaps o 'hidy holes i' the inside o '' t."

    Malcolm

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