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yarraman

[ yar-uh-muhn ]
/ ˈyær ə mən /
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noun, plural yar·ra·men.Australian Archaic.
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Origin of yarraman

First recorded in 1840–50; perhaps from Dhurga (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken on the New South Wales coast, from Jervis Bay to Bermagui) yara- “teeth” + -may noun suffix; borrowed into Australian pidgins, used by white settlers, thence into other Aboriginal languages

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British Dictionary definitions for yarraman

yarraman
/ (ˈjærəmən) /

noun plural -mans or -men
Australian a horse

Word Origin for yarraman

C19: from a native Australian language
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