- Golf. a person hired to carry a player’s clubs, find the ball, etc.
- a person who runs errands, does odd jobs, etc.
- caddie cart.
- any rigidly structured, wheeled device for carrying or moving around heavy objects: a luggage caddie.
verb (used without object), cad·died, cad·dy·ing.
- to work as a caddie.
noun plural -dies
- golf an attendant who carries clubs, etc, for a player
verb -dies, -dying or -died
- (intr) to act as a caddie
1630s, Scottish form of French 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 at Night, yet are they often considerably trusted …. This Corps has a kind of Captain … presiding over them, whom they call the Constable of the Cawdys.”