a newly hatched chick.
a fussbudget, especially a fussy old woman.
a female domestic servant, especially a cleaning woman.
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
A woman, esp an old shrewish woman •Nearly always with ”old”: Charley had met an old biddy named Zoe Winthrop (late 1700s+)
a chicken. a newly hatched chick. a fussbudget, especially a fussy old woman. a female domestic servant, especially a cleaning woman. Historical Examples Mrs. Geoffrey Duchess It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson The Spirit of Sweetwater Hamlin Garland It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson The Young Berringtons W.H.G. Kingston It Happened in Egypt […]
command; summons; invitation: I went there at his bidding. bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received: The bidding began furiously. a bid. do someone’s bidding, to submit to someone’s orders; perform services for someone: After he was promoted to vice president at the bank, he expected everyone around him to […]
- Bidding prayer
the formal petitionary prayer, said especially in the Anglican Church immediately before the sermon. an intercessory prayer for persons living and dead, said in English churches up to about the middle of the 16th century. Historical Examples Lord Milner’s Work in South Africa W. Basil Worsfold Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages […]
- Bidding war
noun Contemporary Examples The Speidi Chronicles Alison Prato May 4, 2009 What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale Tim Teeman December 21, 2014 How I Write: Paul Lynch Noah Charney December 17, 2013 Spring’s Big YA Books Shannon Donnelly March 17, 2010 Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell […]