billabong

noun
bil·​la·​bong | \ ˈbi-lə-ˌbȯŋ How to pronounce billabong (audio) , -ˌbäŋ\

Definition of billabong

1 Australia

a : a blind channel leading out from a river
b : a usually dry streambed that is filled seasonally
2 Australia : a backwater forming a stagnant pool

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Synonyms for billabong

Synonyms

mere [chiefly British], pool, puddle, stank [British dialect], well

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Examples of billabong in a Sentence

taking a break from our trek through the outback, we bathed our tired feet in the still waters of a billabong

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Recreation in the summer shrinks to barbecues, swimming in the billabong, and drinking stubbies, or bottles of beer, on Big Red under the stars. Clarissa Sebag-montefiore, New York Times, "How Does an Australian Town of 100 Attract Tourists? A Music Festival and Camel Pie," 1 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of billabong

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for billabong

Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) bilabaŋ

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