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bilge

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noun \ˈbilj\

Simple Definition of bilge

  • : the bottom part of the inside of a ship or boat

  • : foolish or worthless statements or information

Full Definition of bilge

  1. 1 :  the bulging part of a cask or barrel

  2. 2 a :  the part of the underwater body of a ship between the flat of the bottom and the vertical topsides b :  the lowest point of a ship's inner hull

  3. 3 :  stale or worthless remarks or ideas

Examples of bilge

  1. That magazine prints a lot of bilge about celebrities.

  2. <tried to justify his bigoted tirade with a lot of stale and insincere bilge>



Origin of bilge

probably modification of Middle French boulge, bouge leather bag, curved part — more at budget


First Known Use: 1513


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bilge

verb

Definition of bilge

bilgedbilg·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become damaged in the bilge



1728

First Known Use of bilge

1728

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