- to shirk.
- to impose on (someone).
- an easy task.
Origin of bludge
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Examples from the Web for bludger
Bludger had now recovered consciousness, and was picking up heart.
Bludger, a low thief, who does not hesitate to use violence, literally one who will use a bludgeon.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Him, however, they had treated hospitably, very unlike their contemplated behaviour to Bludger and me.
When I entered the cave, Bludger fell a-trembling so violently that he could not speak.
- a person who scrounges
- a person who avoids work
- a person in authority regarded as ineffectual by those working under him
- (when intr , often foll by on) to scrounge from (someone)
- (intr) to evade work
- (intr) archaic to act as a pimp
- a very easy task; undemanding employment
C19: back formation from slang bludger pimp, from bludgeon
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Word Origin and History for bludger
"prostitute's pimp," 1856, short for bludgeoner, agent noun from bludgeon (v.).
"shirk responsibility," 1919, Australian and New Zealand slang, earlier "be a prostitute's pimp," from bludger "pimp."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper