Waddy vs Baton - What's the difference?

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Waddy is a related term of baton.

As a noun waddy

is (colloquial) a cowboy or waddy can be (australia) a war club used by aboriginal australians; a nulla nulla.

As a proper noun baton is




Etymology 1

Origin unknown.

Alternative forms

* waddie


  • (colloquial) A cowboy.
  • * 1992 , , All the Pretty Horses ,
  • This is how it was with the old waddies , aint it?
  • * 1968 , , True Grit ,
  • If I ever meet one of you Texas waddies that says he never drank from a horse track I think I will shake his hand and give him a Daniel Webster cigar.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • (Australia) A war club used by Aboriginal Australians; a nulla nulla.
  • * 1839 , William Mann, Six Years' Residence in the Australian Provinces , page 156,
  • After waiting for some time, and nothing being done, I began to think that the settlement tribes were afraid of the mountaineers, whose chosen warriors advanced in a line, striking their shields with their waddies', singing their war-cry, wa-ah ! wa-ah ! wa-ah ! aa-ho ! aa-ho ! aa-ho ! hi-hi-hi !—I should have told you that many of the Amity Paint tribe, which is more numerous than the other two settlement tribes, were deficient of spears and shields, having nothing but ' waddies and boomerangs.
  • * 1840 May—August, (editor), Van Diemen's Land'', ''The Colonial Magazine and Commercial-maritime Journal , Volume 2, page 76,
  • In the mean while women, children, and remote stock-keepers fell under the unerring spears or death-dealing waddies of an enemy, the first indication of whose appearance was consectaneous with the stroke that reft his victim of life.
  • * 2008 , Doreen Kartinyeri, Sue Anderson, Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling , page 20,
  • The kids would copy the men to make their own cricket stumps, but no-one was allowed to touch Grandfather's special wood for making waddies .



    (wikipedia baton)


    (en noun)
  • A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal
  • (music) The stick of a conductor in musical performances.
  • (sports) An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
  • (lb) A short stout club used primarily by policemen; a truncheon (UK).
  • (heraldiccharge) An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).
  • (heraldiccharge) A riband with the ends cut off, resembling a baton, as shown on a coat of arms.
  • Derived terms

    * batonic


    (en verb)
  • To strike with a baton.
  • References

    * * The Observer's Book of Heraldry , by Charles Mackinnon of Dunakin, p. 58.