1. obsolete Someone who is short and solid or stocky in build. Henry, your grandmother simply can't pick you up anymore—you're too much of a hoddy-doddy.
2. obsolete A foolish or simple-minded person. I am not surprised to hear that a hoddy-doddy like him has already squandered his inheritance.
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