Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


noun bud·ger·i·gar \ˈbə-jə-rē-ˌgär\

Simple Definition of budgerigar

  • : a small, usually light green and yellow bird that is often kept as a pet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of budgerigar

  1. :  a small Australian parrot (Melopsittacus undulatus) usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred under domestication in many colors

Origin and Etymology of budgerigar

modification of Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gijirrigaa

First Known Use: 1840

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up budgerigar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).