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bludge

[ bluhj ]
/ blʌdʒ /
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verb (used with object), bludged, bludg·ing.
to shirk.
to impose on (someone).
noun
an easy task.
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Origin of bludge

1915–20; false analysis of bludgeon (v.) gives phrase bludge on to impose on; back formation from bludgeon (noun) gives bludge (v.) to use a bludgeon, whence bludger bully, especially a harlot's bully, pimp, hence shirker, whence bludge (v.) to shirk

OTHER WORDS FROM bludge

bludger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bludge

bludge
/ (blʌdʒ) Australian and NZ informal /

verb
(when intr , often foll by on) to scrounge from (someone)
(intr) to evade work
(intr) archaic to act as a pimp
noun
a very easy task; undemanding employment

Word Origin for bludge

C19: back formation from slang bludger pimp, from bludgeon
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