brum·​by ˈbrəm-bē How to pronounce brumby (audio)
plural brumbies
: a wild or unbroken horse

Examples of brumby in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Believed to be descended from animals imported by early British colonialists, the brumby population is estimated to be in the thousands, with the highest concentration of horses roaming Australia's alpine region, which straddles the state border of Victoria and New South Wales. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2020 An eastern grey kangaroo hops near a brumby in the Yarrangobilly area of Australia's Kosciuszko National Park on August 24, 2020. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2020

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brumby was in 1871

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“Brumby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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