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puddysticks, puttysticks, adjective

Forms:
Also pudsticks.
Origin:
British EnglishShow more Unknown; see Daily Dispatch quotations (Oct. 1993) for various theories. Cf. colloquial British English potty easy.
In the language of children: very easy. Also the abbreviated forms puds /pʌds/, putts, putty.
Note:
Remembered in use in Grahamstown since the 1930s; also in Kimberley since c1940.
1992 P. Dobson Informant, Cape TownPutty/Puttysticks. Easy (Children’s slang). Adding one and one is putty.
1994 Informant, GrahamstownPuddysticks was just a normal word in the house. I knew it as a child in the 20’s.
In the language of children: very easy. Also the abbreviated forms pudspʌds, putts, putty.

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