Definition of hoddie in English:

hoddie

noun

Australian
  • A bricklayer's labourer.

    ‘are hoddies more prone to injury than masons?’
    • ‘He was a bricklayer and I was his hoddie.’
    • ‘Hoddies carry mortar and bricks to the mason.’
    • ‘Usually the hoddies would start half an hour earlier in the morning so that when we arrived the scaffolding was loaded with bricks and mortar.’
    • ‘One of the other hoddies was here from our gang already.’
    • ‘I've seen some of the hoddies drink from the water butts before.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from hod + -ie.

Pronunciation

hoddie

/ˈhɒdi/