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bilge

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noun \ˈbilj\

Definition of bilge

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

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

  3. 3 :  stale or worthless remarks or ideas

Examples of bilge in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of bilge

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


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bilge

verb

Definition of bilge

bilged

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bilging

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

First Known Use of bilge

1728

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BILGE Defined for English Language Learners

bilge

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noun

Definition of bilge for English Language Learners

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

  • : foolish or worthless statements or information


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