Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MALEDDY, adj. Also maladdy. In high spirits, boisterous, elated. Also in n.Eng. dial. [mɑ′lɛdi] Rxb. 1923  Watson W.-B.:
Jock was duist maleddy! Hei had gotten a gless or twae.

[?From ma leddie (lady) = quite the thing, very self-satisfied. The form -laddy is from Laddie.]

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