five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie

English translation: Will someone make a starting bid of 5 dollars?

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English term or phrase:five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie
English translation:Will someone make a starting bid of 5 dollars?
Entered by: DLyons

04:06 Feb 4, 2012
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Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / auction-speak
English term or phrase: five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie
Then the auctioneer came in without his microphone or his spotters and stepped up to the table stacked with leftover sweets. He picked up a bag of doughnuts and held it high over his head. "We got a sack of delicious hommade doughnuts here," he said. ""Whaddaya give? Do I hear five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie?" and he launched into his well-worn song.

It's an auction on an Amish farm, somewhere in Pennsylvania.
Could anybody please decipher the phrase "five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie"? Is it supposed to mean "five-fifty-five-fifty-five"?
allp
Poland
Local time: 00:06
Will someone make a starting bid of 5 dollars?
Explanation:
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DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 23:06
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Do I hear five-biddy-fie-biddy-fie
Will someone make a starting bid of 5 dollars?


Explanation:
See link.


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auction_chant
DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 23:06
Native speaker of: English
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