budgie

[buhj-ee]

Origin of budgie

First recorded in 1935–40; budg(erigar) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for budgie

budgie

noun
  1. informal short for budgerigar
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Word Origin and History for budgie
n.

1936, short for budgerigar.

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