budge


1budge

noun \ˈbəj\

Definition of BUDGE

:  a fur formerly prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool outward

Origin of BUDGE

Middle English bugee, from Anglo-French buge
First Known Use: 14th century

2budge

verb

: to move slightly

: to change your opinion or decision

budgedbudg·ing

Full Definition of BUDGE

intransitive verb
1
:  move, shift <the mule wouldn't budge>
2
:  to give way :  yield <wouldn't budge on the issue>
transitive verb
:  to cause to move or change

Examples of BUDGE

  1. Their horses refused to budge.
  2. The door was stuck, and we couldn't even get it to budge.
  3. Could you try opening this jar for me? I can't budge the lid.
  4. We tried to change her mind, but we couldn't budge her.

Origin of BUDGE

Anglo-French bouger, from Vulgar Latin *bullicare, from Latin bullire to boil — more at boil
First Known Use: 1578

3budge

adjective

Definition of BUDGE

archaic

Origin of BUDGE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1599

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