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An affectionate form of address for a small child or a loved one.
- ‘She called the ugly fat water snakes her little chickabiddies, and let them crawl and sprawl about on her spongy bosom.’
Late 18th century: from chick + -a- (for ease of pronunciation) + biddy.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.