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wurley

[ wur-lee ]
/ ˈwɜr li /
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noun, plural wur·leys, wur·lies.Australian.

an Aboriginal person's shelter, made of branches and leaves.
a nest, especially a rat's nest.

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Origin of wurley

First recorded in 1840–50; from Kaurna (an Australian Aboriginal language, now extinct, spoken at the present site of Adelaide), recorded as wa(d)li
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British Dictionary definitions for wurley

wurley

wurlie

/ (ˈwɜːlɪ) /

noun

Australian an Aboriginal hut

Word Origin for wurley

from a native Australian language
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