from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy stick, especially a war club.
- transitive v. To strike with a waddy.
- n. Western U.S. See cowboy.
- n. Western U.S. A cattle rustler.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cowboy.
- n. A war club used by Aboriginal Australians; a nulla nulla.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aboriginal war club.
- n. A piece of wood; stick; peg; also, a walking stick.
- transitive v. To attack or beat with a waddy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike with a waddy or club. See waddy.
- n. A war-club of heavy wood, grooved in such a way that the edges of the grooves serve as cutting edges to increase the efficacy of the blow: used by the Australian aborigines. Also waddie.
- n. Hence A walking-stick.
"No not of fire-arms; but they have a machine of their own that they call a waddy, or something of that sort, which they throw like a harpoon; but the thing takes a twist in the air, and strikes behind them."
They used simple baskets, digging sticks, spears without stone points, and a sort of lightweight club known as a waddy.
The waddy was a short piece of wood, reduced and notched towards the grasp, and slightly rounded at the point.
He was the loud-mouthed and overbearing kind of waddy -- a gunman first and a cowman afterward.
How he was a noted "waddy," or cattle-rustler; how he and his gang had held up three trains in eighteen months; how he had killed Tom Mooney, Bob
"waddy," torn from the vindictive tree and flung, high and straight into the inoffensive sky, descended flat on the red stump with a gunlike report.
In 1876, while still a young cow waddy, Cook helped drive a herd from the Nueces River deep in southeast Texas all the way to the Dakotas.
Each cow waddy going up the trail had to have six to ten mounts, because horses, like people, possess varied qualifications.
The rich keep kind of marrying each other and so you've got these kids are driving around, big waddy head kids, you know, they have got a BMW, but they have got to have something to keep their head, you know, so it doesn't fall over.
For that matter, there's an odd section on page 104 where I ran into four English words that were all completely new to me - like replevined, rondel, misset and waddy.