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bardy

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[ bahr-dee ]
/ ˈbɑr di /
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adjective, bard·i·er, bard·i·est.Scot.

bold; audacious; defiant.

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Origin of bardy

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First recorded in 1780–90; bard1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM bardy

bard·i·ly, adverbbard·i·ness, noun

Definition for bardy (2 of 2)

bardy2

or bar·dee

[ bahr-dee ]
/ ˈbɑr di /

noun, plural bar·dies.

a beetle larva of Australia, Bardistus cibarius, that bores into plants and is used as food by Aboriginal peoples.

Origin of bardy

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First recorded in 1925–30, bardy is from the Nyungar word bardi
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