[ yar-uh-muhn ]
/ ˈyær ə mən /
noun, plural yar·ra·men.Australian Archaic.
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What does “barren” mean?
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
Words nearby yarraman
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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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