Origin of aborigine
Examples from the Web for aborigine
Given half a chance, he would undoubtedly have told the savage more about the latter's habits than the aborigine himself knew.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
It was like the foot of an aborigine; undeformed, undeflected from nature's lines by fashionable footgear.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm
Another species of aborigine does not similarly thrive in the path of the rifle.
Jack had expected the aborigine to make an attempt to escape, but he did nothing of the sort.Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel|Stanley R. Matthews
Now the little Bhil is an aborigine, which is humiliating to think of.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
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Word Origin for aborigine
British Dictionary definitions for aborigine (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for aborigine
1858, mistaken singular of aborigines (1540s; the correct singular is aboriginal), from Latin Aborigines "the first ancestors of the Romans; the first inhabitants" (especially of Latium), possibly a tribal name, or from ab origine, literally "from the beginning." Extended 1789 to natives of other countries which Europeans have colonized. Australian slang shortening Abo attested from 1922.