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blackfellow

[blak-fel-oh]
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noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.
  1. a term used to refer to an Aborigine of Australia.
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Also black·fel·la [blak-fel-uh] /ˈblækˌfɛl ə/.

Origin of blackfellow

First recorded in 1730–40; black + fellow
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Examples from the Web for blackfellow

Historical Examples

  • "Only got 'em one yarramen," said the blackfellow nonchalantly.

    The Moving Finger

    Mary Gaunt

  • Then, continuing our ride, we reached the Blackfellow's Cave about mid-day.

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby

  • "It's a blackfellow's word, meaning stomach," said the old lady.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson

  • "Master said I take him Yarraman along-a-paddock," whined the blackfellow.

    Missing Friends

    Thorvald Weitemeyer

  • She had not seen any like the acting Blackfellow at her cottage home.

    Dot and the Kangaroo

    Ethel C. Pedley