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borak

[bawr-uh k, bor-]
noun Australian.
  1. ridicule.
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Origin of borak

1835–45; < Wathawurrung (Austral Aboriginal language spoken around Geelong, Victoria) borak no
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Historical Examples of borak

  • I certainly should have preferred a pair of wings, or the mare Borak, or the Hippogriffe.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • Borak was a fine-limbed, high-standing horse, strong in frame, and with a coat as glossy as marble.

  • I give an example of the Prophet's mystic horse, Borak, which contains a whole litany of prayers.

    Beast and Man in India

    John Lockwood Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for borak

borak

borax (ˈbɔːræks)

noun Australian and NZ slang, archaic
  1. rubbish; nonsense
  2. poke borak at someone to jeer at someone
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Word Origin for borak

from a native Australian language
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