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adjective, bard·i·er, bard·i·est. Scot.
  1. bold; audacious; defiant.
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Origin of bardy1

First recorded in 1780–90; bard1 + -y1
Related formsbard·i·ly, adverbbard·i·ness, noun


or bar·dee

noun, plural bar·dies.
  1. a beetle larva of Australia, Bardistus cibarius, that bores into plants and is used as food by Aborigines.
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Origin of bardy2

First recorded in 1925–30, bardy is from the Nyungar word bardi
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bardy

Historical Examples

  • They were all members of one family, and all bore the name of Bardy.

    Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War

    Mr Jkai

  • The inhabitants of the Bardy castle had all retired to rest.

  • I killed the first Bardy in the court, in sight of his family.

  • In one of the apartments of the castle, the eldest Bardy and his son were engaged in earnest conversation.