Definition of Bunyip

1. Noun. (Australia) A mythical Australian monster, said to inhabit swamps and lagoons. ¹



2. Noun. (Australia slang obsolete) An imposter or con-man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bunyip

1. a monster in Aboriginal lore [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bunyip

bunton
buntons
bunts
bunty
bunya
bunya bunya
bunya bunya tree
bunya pine
bunyak
bunyamwera group viruses
bunyas
bunyaviridae infections
bunyavirus
bunyavirus encephalitis
bunyaviruses
bunyip (current term)
bunyip aristocracy
bunyips
bunyon
bunyons
buolt
buolts
buoy
buoy rope
buoy tender
buoy up
buoyage
buoyages
buoyance
buoyances

Literary usage of Bunyip

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"214: " Did my reader ever hear of bunyip (fearful name to the aborigin native ! ... What the bunyip is, I cannot tend to say, but I think it is high ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1895)
"he sobbed, suddenly clinging to her ; " is it the bunyip or a wolf? ... There ain't no bunyip," said Jim, but there was no conviction in his voice. ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1907)
"The mere va of description ought to be enough to demonstrate to the si intelligence of the white man that the bunyip is a myth, sun perhaps, ..."

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