Biddy



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 C. N. Williamson
All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson

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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