Biddies



a chicken.
a newly hatched chick.
a fussbudget, especially a fussy old woman.
a female domestic servant, especially a cleaning woman.
Historical Examples

Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag Louisa M. Alcott
The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel Thornton W. Burgess
Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
The Upward Path Various
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk Thornton W. Burgess
Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm Mabel C. Hawley
An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
Old Granny Fox Thornton W. Burgess
At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
Blacky the Crow Thornton W. Burgess

noun (pl) -dies
a dialect word for chicken, hen
noun (pl) -dies
(informal, offensive) a woman, esp an old gossipy or interfering one
n.

A woman, esp an old shrewish woman •Nearly always with ”old”: Charley had met an old biddy named Zoe Winthrop (late 1700s+)
chick (1780s+)

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