bardy

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

bold; audacious; defiant.

Origin of bardy

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

bardy

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or bar·dee

[bahr-dee]

noun, plural bar·dies.

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

Origin of bardy

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