Paddy

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Paddy is a slang term in British English for an Irish person. It is a diminutive of the Irish forename Padraig, meaning "Patrick", and although it is also in use as an ordinary forename its use as slang is now considered offensive or contemptuous by many people.

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Paddy is also a field for cultivation of rice or another crop. See Paddy field.

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