noun, plural wur·leys, wur·lies. Australian.

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

Origin of wurley

1840–50; < Kaurna (Australian Aboriginal language, now extinct, spoken at the present site of Adelaide), recorded as wa(d)li
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Australian an Aboriginal hut

Word Origin for wurley

from a native Australian language
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