1. [late 18C–1910s] an Irishman, esp. when large and brawny; thus Paddy Whackery n.
2. in attrib. use of sense 1.
3. [late 19C+] (also paddywhacking) a severe beating.
4. [late 19C] a rage, a passionate outburst of temper.
5. [late 19C+] (Irish) stage or ‘professional’ Irishism, e.g. much use of ‘Sure an’ beggorrah, sorr...’.
[mid-19C+] the attributes of stereotyped Irishness.
[late 19C] an unlicensed almanac.
[late 19C+] (Aus.) a spanking, a thrashing.