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kylie

or kiley

[kahy-lee] /ˈkaɪ li/
noun, plural kylies. Australian.
1.
Origin of kylie
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40, kylie is from the Nyungar word karli
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  • Just before leaving, we had an opportunity of seeing a native lad throw a boomerang—or kylie, as they are called here.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
British Dictionary definitions for kylie

kylie

/ˈkaɪlɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) 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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