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bodgie

[ boj-ee ]
/ ˈbɒdʒ i /
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noun Australian.

a juvenile delinquent; youthful troublemaker.

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Origin of bodgie

1950–55; perhaps dial. (Yorkshire) bodge clumsy worker (see botch1) + -ie; compare bodger inferior, worthless
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British Dictionary definitions for bodgie

bodgie
/ (ˈbɒdʒɪ) Australian and NZ /

noun

an unruly or uncouth young man, esp in the 1950s; teddy boy

adjective

inferior; worthless

Word Origin for bodgie

C20: from bodge
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