boatie

noun, chiefly Australia and New Zealand
boat·​ie | \ ˈbō-tē How to pronounce boatie (audio) \
plural boaties

Definition of boatie

: a recreational boater The pair were rescued by a boatie out fishing and towed about 8km to the Darwin Ski Club.Courier Mail (Australia), 11 Jan. 2012 It is also likely that lives would have been lost as boaties tried to steer pleasure craft through the treacherous breach entrance.— Warren Judd, New Zealand Geographic, July/August 2003

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of boatie

1962, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About boatie

Dictionary Entries Near boatie

boathouse rum

boatie

boat knot

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for boatie

Cite this Entry

“Boatie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boatie. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!