Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BODDA, BODDI, n. “Term of endearment to children or young persons” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). [′boda (Jak.)] Sh. 1908 ,
Jak. (1928):
Mami's piri boddi, mother's little darling . . . Ork. “bodda” and “my peerie (little) bodda.”

[Cf. Icel. budda, a dumpy person, esp. of a woman (Jak.), but see Buddo.]

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