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yarraman

[yar-uh-muh n]
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noun, plural yar·ra·men. Australian Archaic.
  1. horse.

Origin of yarraman

1840–50; perhaps < Dhurga (Australian Aboriginal language spoken on the New South Wales coast, from Jervis Bay to Bermagui) yara- teeth + -may noun suffix; borrowed into Australian pidgins, used by white settlers, thence into other Aboriginal languages
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Examples from the Web for yarraman

Historical Examples

  • "Master said I take him Yarraman along-a-paddock," whined the blackfellow.

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    Thorvald Weitemeyer

  • I found he interspersed his remarks frequently with the words Larapinta, white fellow, and yarraman (horses).


British Dictionary definitions for yarraman

yarraman

noun plural -mans or -men
  1. Australian a horse

Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language
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