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British Dictionary definitions for boatie


  1. Australian and NZ informal a boating enthusiast
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Historical Examples

  • It was there that the Dean learned his stories of "Boatie" and other worthies of the river-side.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

    Edward Bannerman Ramsay

  • Rocking to and fro, the nurse tuned her cracked voice to a long-forgotten lullaby—something about a "boatie."


    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)