- 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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Examples from the Web for wurley
They also used to assist me in making a wurley, or breakwind, whenever they shifted camp.A Source Book Of Australian History
Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
They also used to assist me in making a wurley or breakwind whenever they shifted camp.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia
William John Wills
- Australian an Aboriginal hut
from a native Australian language