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stingaree

[sting-uh-ree, sting-uh-ree]
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noun
  1. a stingray.
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Origin of stingaree

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for stingaree

Historical Examples

  • "It's Stingaree," he said, drawing a breath through his teeth.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • "Quite right, Sir Julian; let the blood run into them," said Stingaree.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • A bank's a bank, and Stingaree hasna stuck one up since he took to his trade.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • Stingaree was still seated in the narrowing shade of his own tent.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • Stingaree's were the wider open, and in an instant the less stern.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung


British Dictionary definitions for stingaree

stingaree

noun
  1. US, Canadian and Australian a popular name for the stingray
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Word Origin

C19: variant of stingray
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