from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Dun crow, under dun, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hooded crow (which see, under hooded.)


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  • I have on a shirt, a long sleeve button up shirt/jacket thing, plus my zip-up hoddy sweatshirt.

    Last Five Things I Had To Say

  • I'll never allow myself to be cozened into another of your hoddy-peaked schemes, Gord.

    Night Arrant

  • At other parts of the coast than Yarmouth, it seems that the uppermost width of net bears exclusively the name of _hoddy_, the second width being called the first _lint_, the third width the second lint, and the fourth the third lint, or, as before, "depynges."

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

  • She rose to have another look at the hoddy-place in which she had concealed the glove from her husband, and as she did so she caught sight of him at the window.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • "You've brought yer house on yer back like a hoddy-dod," she said with a grin.

    White Lilac; or the Queen of the May

  • I told him; and all his anger turned to laughter, swearing it did him good to haue ill words of a hoddy doddy {21: 29}, a habber de hoy {21: 30}, a chicken, a squib, a squall {21: 30}, one that hath not wit enough to make a ballet, that, by

    Kemps Nine Daies Wonder Performed in a Daunce from London to Norwich

  • My master is a personable man, and not a spindle-shank hoddy doddy.

    The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 2

  • Art here agayne thou hoddy peke, what doll bryng me out my spitte.

    Gammer Gurton's Needle

  • -- the bluff, straightforward old farmers, the independent yeomanry, the drawling and gawky hoddy-doddies from the "hill country," and the grinning good-natured, thick-lipped, and woolly-headed Africans.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • Furd has been a bit hoddy in the peak ere since. "

    Night Arrant


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  • Archaic term for 'cheerful', lending in compound to hoddypoll a.k.a. cuckold or fool (with noddypoll and doddypoll having roughly the same meaning)

    November 18, 2012