Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small container, such as a box, used especially for holding tea.
  • n. A container for storing a group of items not in use.
  • n. Computer Science A protective case used to load a CD-ROM into a disk drive.
  • n. Variant of caddie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One hired to assist another in playing the game of golf.
  • v. To serve as a caddy, carrying golf clubs etc.
  • n. A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in, also called tea caddy.
  • n. a container to hold objects when not in use.
  • n. a container to hold a compact disk, used in some types of compact disk devices, which is inserted into the CD player during playing, or in the case of recordable CD-ROMS, during recording. It is approximately square and thin, slightly larger than the compact disk. However, many CD players have a drawer for the compact disk, requiring no caddy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as caddie.
  • n. Same as caddis.
  • n. A ghost; a bugbear.
  • n. Originally, a box containing a catty of tea for exportation; hence, any small package of tea less than a chest or half-chest.
  • n. A box for keeping tea when in use. Tea-caddies contain commonly one, two, or more canisters made of metal.
  • n. Hence Any jar or canister for holding tea.
  • n. A tin can with a lid, for holding water, etc.
  • n. In the tobacco trade, a box 6 to 8 inches square, holding from 10 to 20 pounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act as a caddie and carry clubs for a player
  • n. a can for storing tea

Etymologies

Alteration of catty1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scots caddie, from the French cadet. (Wiktionary)
From Malay kati. (Wiktionary)

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