budgeree

adjective

bud·​ger·​ee
ˈbəjərē
Australia

Word History

Etymology

New South Wales Pidgin, from budyari "good, well" in the Aboriginal Sydney language (Dharuk/Iyora), recorded as búdyĕrĭ, bood-yĕr-rĕ, etc. in the 1790's

Note: For complete documentation see Jakelin Troy, The Sydney Language, Canberra, 1993, available at the website www.williamdawes.org (4/23/2014).

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“Budgeree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budgeree. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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