One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with modifier A small storage container, typically one with divisions.‘a tool caddy’See also tea caddy
container, receptacle, holderView synonyms
- ‘Built with special stain guard technology, the indoor gnome also serves as a drink and snack caddy.’
- ‘Perfect for transporting tools and supplies to classes, the tool caddy will sit on the floor next to your workspace and provide easy access to everything you need.’
- ‘The English silverplated bottle caddy dates to the reign of William IV.’
- ‘We hadn't even spotted the timetable lurking in the brown indoor food caddy: the third new bin.’
- ‘The tool caddy has 16 pockets of various sizes for organization.’
- ‘Young faces peer from behind field-hockey rackets, plastic bins, unusual fly swatters, car cup holders and tool caddies.’
- ‘Start with a low, boxy vessel, such as this antique wooden tool caddy or a new silverware caddy from an import store.’
- ‘The keyboard caddy is a little shelf that holds your typeulating device; it pulls out on little metal wheels.’
- ‘To prevent the finish from scratching, the tool caddy should be hand-washed in hot, soapy water and abrasive pads and cleansers should be avoided.’
- ‘That gives them a champagne breakfast, two glamour caddies per team, an end-of-day buffet and champagne prize-giving, with luxury goody-bags.’
- ‘All householders will receive a full information pack on this service and this will be placed inside each bin (or kitchen caddy inside each bin).’
- ‘I'm glad I did as for £37 I found a hard drive caddy, that would enable me to connect it to my computer via USB 2, which means that all my personal and business data has been saved.’
- ‘She kept the pilfered photo inside one of the slots with her church shoes in the vinyl shoe caddy hung on the inside of her closet door, and would look at it whenever she remembered it was there.’
- ‘Jack followed him into what appeared to be a cargo elevator, with a small room service caddy hovering gently inside.’
Late 18th century: from earlier catty, denoting a unit of weight of 11/3 lb (0.61 kg), from Malay kati.
verb & noun
- variant spelling of caddie
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