yarraman

[yar-uh-muh n]

Origin of yarraman

1840–50; perhaps < Dhurga (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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yarraman

noun plural -mans or -men
  1. Australian a horse

Word Origin for yarraman

C19: from a native Australian language
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