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ID #1333

biddy

[Gul. idem ADD; cf. Gul. bidibidi a small bird; a small chicken, Kongo bidibidi a bird (Turner 1949:191)] n. 1. a chick: 1977 Each family kept a rooster which was in charge of hens and biddies (Albury 18). (Gen.)

2. [by semantic extension] child: 'E could get money to go take vacation and leave two biddies and an old soul like me (Andros).

Tags: animal, bird, noun, semantic extension

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Last update: 2010-09-04 00:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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Comment of Bry'Ton Rolle:
The interviewee is a 54 year old of Andros. They were not familiar with the term biddy in regards to it being a bird. However, biddy to them meant: a girl. An example is, "See that biddy over there. That's a fine biddy !"
Added at: 2014-03-10 18:22