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borak

[ bawr-uhk, bor- ]
/ ˈbɔr ək, ˈbɒr- /
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noun Australian.
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Origin of borak

First recorded in 1835–45; from Wathawurrung (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Geelong, Victoria) borak “no,” via Australian pidgin
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British Dictionary definitions for borak

borak

borax (ˈbɔːræks)

/ (ˈbɔːrək) /

noun Australian and NZ slang, archaic
rubbish; nonsense
poke borak at someone to jeer at someone

Word Origin for borak

from a native Australian language
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