Definition of rigwiddie in US English:

rigwiddie

noun

Scottish
  • A band, rope, or chain which runs across the cart-saddle on the back of a draught-horse and supports the shafts of a cart or carriage; a ridge-band, a backband. Now rare.

adjective

Scottish
  • 1Attributive Apparently: old and misshapen; twisted, gnarled.

  • 2Obstinate, stubborn; wilful, perverse.

Origin

Early 16th century. From rig + widdie. Compare earlier rigwithy and later rigwithe, and also earlier ridgeworth.

Pronunciation

rigwiddie

/ˈrɪɡwɪdi/