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adjective, bilg·i·er, bilg·i·est. Nautical.
  1. smelling like bilge water.
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Origin of bilgy

First recorded in 1875–80; bilge + -y1
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Examples from the Web for bilgy

Historical Examples

  • Robert Louis arrived "bilgy," as he expressed it, but alive.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13

    Elbert Hubbard

  • Such a bilgy name, too—Clairloch—like a fellah with phlegm in his throat, wot?

    The Whirligig of Time

    Wayland Wells Williams