Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
  2. (verb, competition) act as a caddie and carry clubs for a player

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Synonyms of Caddie

caddy, golf caddie

Alternate forms of Caddie

Derivations: caddie

Hypernyms: attendant, attender, serve, tender

Origin of the word Caddie

  1. 1630s, Scottish form of Fr. cadet (see cadet). Originally "person who runs errands;" meaning of "golfer's assistant" is 1851. A letter from Edinburgh c.1730 describes the city's extensive and semi-organized "Cawdys, a very useful Black-Guard, who attend ... publick Places to go at Errands; and though they are Wretches, that in Rags lye upon the Stairs and in the Streets … more

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