bardie

noun
  1. an edible white wood-boring grub of Australia
  2. starve the bardies! Australian slang an exclamation of surprise or protest

Word Origin for bardie

from a native Australian language
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Historical Examples of bardie

  • Now, being sure of my boat, I began to think what to do with Bardie.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • But at the very first sight of Bardie, everything else was gone from her.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • And poor Bardie get off her stool, and say what her dear papa tell.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • Not like Bardie, of course; but still a satisfactory feeling.

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • Hy'se 'a been so long, old Davy, afore 'a come to see poor Bardie?

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore