bodgie

UK [ˈbɒdʒɪ] / US [ˈbɑdʒɪ] adjective Australian
made to look like something real in order to trick people

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  • Bodgie — is an Australian word meaning:*Dubious, suspect, or of inferior quality, probably synonymous with the British dodgy .* It also refers to the male of Bodgies and Widgies, an Australian youth subculture of the 1950s …   Wikipedia

  • bodgie — There are two senses of the word bodgie in Australian English, both probably deriving from an earlier (now obsolete) word bodger. The obsolete bodger probably derives from British dialect bodge to work clumsily . In Australian English in the… …   Australian idioms

  • bodgie — n Australian a male member of a youth cult, similar to the British teddy boys of the 1950s. (The female counterpart was a widgie.) In the 1930s bodgie was apparently used in American jive talk to denote a male jitter bug (dance) fanatic; some… …   Contemporary slang

  • bodgie — I. /ˈbɒdʒi / (say bojee) Colloquial –adjective 1. inferior; second rate: a bodgie job. 2. (of names) false; assumed. –noun 3. a person who has assumed an alias or who is in some way acting under false pretences. 4. an alias. 5. Eastern Mainland a …   Australian English dictionary

  • bodgie — /boj ee/, n. Australian. a juvenile delinquent; youthful troublemaker. [1950 55; perh. dial. (Yorkshire) bodge clumsy worker (see BOTCH) + IE; cf. bodger inferior, worthless] * * * …   Universalium

  • bodgie — noun a member of a 1950s rock subculture Syn: greaser, rocker …   Wiktionary

  • Bodgie up — repair superficially; to quickly remove any obvious defects (from bodg(er) + ie) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bodgie up — Australian Slang repair superficially; to quickly remove any obvious defects (from bodg(er) + ie) …   English dialects glossary

  • bodgie — n. worthless thing, defective object (term used in Australia and New Zealand) juvenile delinquent, person under the age of 18 who displays antisocial or illegal behavior; young troublemaker (Australian Slang) adj. (Australian Slang) fake, false …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bodgie — /boj ee/, n. Australian. a juvenile delinquent; youthful troublemaker. [1950 55; perh. dial. (Yorkshire) bodge clumsy worker (see BOTCH) + IE; cf. bodger inferior, worthless] …   Useful english dictionary

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