|Origin of Paddy Wack|
In the children's rhymn, |
Nick Nack Paddy Wack
What does a Paddy Wack refer to. I know what a Nick Nack is.
It's a "noise word" and I guess, means whatever you want it to mean. Guy Mitchell used it in a popular song in the 1950's, My Truly, Truly Fair, in which the words said, in part...|
"... her shoes paddy-wack from the front to the back/ and her yellow curls go swingin'"
It's like asking what the words to the old Scots refrain... "with a whack, fiddly-dido, an' a whack fiddly day" means. Absolutely nothing.