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kiley

[kahy-lee]
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noun, plural ki·leys. Australian.
  1. kylie.

kylie

or ki·ley

[kahy-lee]
noun, plural ky·lies. Australian.
  1. boomerang.

Origin of kylie

First recorded in 1830–40, kylie is from the Nyungar word karli
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Examples from the Web for kiley

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Historical Examples

  • All the flats along Kiley's River were knee-deep in green grass.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson

  • There were no neighbours except at the township of Kiley's Crossing, which consisted of two public-houses and a store.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson

  • He looked beyond all this to the long drab-coloured stretch of road that led to Kiley's, watching for the mailboy's arrival.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson

  • By four in the afternoon they reached Kiley's River, running yellow and froth-covered with melting snow.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson

  • He went out and found in the yard one of the telegraph operators from Kiley's, on a smoking horse.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson


British Dictionary definitions for kiley

kiley

noun
  1. a variant spelling of kylie

kylie

kiley

noun
  1. Australian a boomerang that is flat on one side and convex on the other

Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language
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