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1Australian (of a young farm animal) fed by hand.‘there's always a special bond with the animals that have been poddy calves or lambs’
2dialect (of a person) fat.
A calf, in particular one which is fed by hand.‘poddies were a lot of work because of the constant feeding’
with object Feed (a young animal) by hand.‘poddying the calves was to be my job, so Fred told me’
Mid 18th century (in the sense ‘resembling a pod’): from pod + -y.
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