noun, plural yar·ra·men. Australian Archaic.
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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Historical Examples of yarraman
"Master said I take him Yarraman along-a-paddock," whined the blackfellow.Missing Friends
I found he interspersed his remarks frequently with the words Larapinta, white fellow, and yarraman (horses).
noun plural -mans or -men
Australian a horse
Word Origin for yarraman
C19: from a native Australian language
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