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or bil·bi

noun, plural bil·bies.
  1. rabbit-eared bandicoot.
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Origin of bilby

1900–05; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language of N New South Wales) bilbi
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Historical Examples of bilby

  • “You send for them two Injuns—that is who our business is with,” put in Bilby.

    Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence

    Alice B. Emerson

  • What would the newcomers—Bilby, perhaps—do to Copley and to her?

  • Just how much did Bilby and his companions care for the law?

  • The boatman and Bilby were opposite the doorway of the tunnel.

  • If the Indian girl had not gone with Bilby, where had she gone?

British Dictionary definitions for bilby


noun plural -bies
  1. a burrowing marsupial of the genus Macrotis of Australia having long pointed ears and grey furAlso called: rabbit bandicoot, dalgyte
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