One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British A child's word for a donkey.
2Australian A horse, especially a racehorse.
- ‘With racing's spring carnivals underway all over Australia, the trainers, the jockeys, the strappers and the owners and of course the horses, the neddies themselves, are all at full stride.’
- ‘Things like knowing which neddies not to back at the Roebourne Cup by asking the trainer with the syringe.’
Mid 16th century: diminutive of Ned, pet form of the given name Edward.
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