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Budge

[buhj]
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noun
  1. (John) Donald,1915–2000, U.S. tennis player.
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British Dictionary definitions for donald budge

budge1

verb (usually used with a negative)
  1. to move, however slightlythe car won't budge
  2. to change or cause to change opinions, etc
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin bullicāre (unattested) to bubble, from Latin bullīre to boil, from bulla bubble

budge2

noun
  1. a lambskin dressed for the fur to be worn on the outer side
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Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French bogee, of obscure origin

Budge

noun
  1. Don (ald). 1915–2000, US tennis player, the first man to win the Grand Slam of singles championships (Australia, France, Wimbledon, and the US) in one year (1938)
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Word Origin and History for donald budge

budge

v.

1580s, from Middle French bougier "to move, stir" (Modern French bouger), from Vulgar Latin *bullicare "to bubble, boil" (hence, "to be in motion"), from Latin bullire "to boil" (see boil (v.)). Cf. Spanish bullir "to move about, bustle;" Portuguese bulir "to move a thing from its place." Related: Budged; budging.

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