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or ki·ley

noun, plural ky·lies. Australian.
  1. boomerang.
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Origin of kylie

First recorded in 1830–40, kylie is from the Nyungar word karli
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  • Just before leaving, we had an opportunity of seeing a native lad throw a boomerang—or kylie, as they are called here.

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    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

British Dictionary definitions for kylie



  1. Australian a boomerang that is flat on one side and convex on the other
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Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language
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