One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nautical slang, dialect
A Cornish pasty.
- ‘A nice pint of Spriggan or Cornish Blonde from Mr Skinners brewery and a proper tiddy oggy should sort you out.’
- ‘I'm off now for a tiddy oggy - Cornish name for a pasty!’
- ‘I can forgive you for not liking some shop pasties, but anyone who can't appreciate a home-made tiddy oggy needs to be sorted out.’
- ‘Besides tea and scones, they offer a variety of lunch items, such as chicken pot pie and tiddy oggy.’
- ‘Long ago, Cornish miners shouted ‘Oggie Oggie, Tiddy Oggie’ in unison at crib time, before eating their traditional pasties, also known as oggies (or tiddy oggies).’
Probably from West Country dialect tiddy ‘potato’ and Cornish hogen ‘pastry’.
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