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wombat

[wom-bat] /ˈwɒm bæt/
noun
1.
any of several stocky, burrowing, herbivorous marsupials of the family Vombatidae, of Australia, about the size of a badger.
Origin of wombat
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800, wombat is from the Dharuk word wom-bat
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wombat

/ˈwɒmbæt/
noun
1.
any of various burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials, esp Vombatus ursinus, constituting the family Vombatidae and having short limbs, a heavy body, and coarse dense fur
Word Origin
C18: from a native Australian language
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Word Origin and History for wombat
n.

marsupial mammal of Australia, 1798, from aboriginal Australian womback, wombar.

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Slang definitions & phrases for wombat

wombat

noun

An eccentric person; freak, nut

[1980s+ Teenagers; probably fr the inherently amusing name of the wombat, a pudgy Australian marsupial, and the occurrence of bat, ''crazy person, nut,'' as an element of the name]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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