[ 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
Words nearby yarraman
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Example sentences from the Web for yarraman
I found he interspersed his remarks frequently with the words Larapinta, white fellow, and yarraman (horses).
"Master said I take him Yarraman along-a-paddock," whined the blackfellow.Missing Friends|Thorvald Weitemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for yarraman
/ (ˈjærəmən) /
noun plural -mans or -men
Australian a horse
Word Origin for yarraman
C19: from a native Australian language
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