yarraman

[ yar-uh-muh n ]
/ ˈyær ə mən /

noun, plural yar·ra·men. Australian Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. yarn,
  2. yarn-dyed,
  3. yaroslavl,
  4. yarovize,
  5. yarra river,
  6. yarran,
  7. yarrow,
  8. yashmak,
  9. yasht,
  10. yasmin

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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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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