Tidy vs Tody - What's the difference?

tidy | tody |

As a proper noun tidy

is .

As a noun tody is

any of the genus todus of small insectivorous caribbean birds.




  • (obsolete) In good time; at the right time; timely; seasonable; opportune; favourable; fit; suitable.
  • * Tusser
  • if weather be fair and tidy
  • (lb) Brave; smart; skillful; fine; good.
  • Appropriate or suitable as regards occasion, circumstances, arrangement, or order.
  • Arranged neatly and in order.
  • Keep Britain tidy .
  • Not messy; neat and controlled.
  • Satisfactory; comfortable.
  • (informal) Generous, considerable.
  • The scheme made a tidy profit.


    * neat * orderly * presentable * spick and span


    * messy * untidy

    Derived terms

    * hair-tidy


  • To make tidy; to neaten.
  • Noun

  • A tabletop container for pens and stationery.
  • a desk tidy
  • A cover, often of tatting, drawn work, or other ornamental work, for the back of a chair, the arms of a sofa, etc.
  • (dated) A child's pinafore.
  • (Wright)
  • The wren.
  • (Drayton)


    (en interjection)
  • (Wales) Expression of positive agreement, usually in reply to a question.
  • Usage notes

    Often used by people from South Wales to end a sentence or as a reply to a question meaning "Great" or "Fine", for example "I'm going to the shops for ten fags" may get the reply "Tidy." 1000 English basic words




    (todies) (wikipedia tody)
  • Any of the genus Todus of small insectivorous Caribbean birds.
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