noun \ˈbilj\

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

: foolish or worthless statements or information

Full Definition of BILGE

:  the bulging part of a cask or barrel
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
:  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



Definition of BILGE

intransitive verb
:  to become damaged in the bilge

First Known Use of BILGE


Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay


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