Definition of Bludger
1. Noun. (Australia slang obsolete) A pimp, a man living off the earnings of a harlot. '''1966''', Sidney J. Baker, ''The Australian Language'', second edition, chapter VI, section 3, page 129—''mentions an 1882 record of the "pimp" usage'' (defdate From 1856.) ¹
2. Noun. (Australia NZ slang derogatory) A person who avoids working, or doing their share of work, a loafer, a hanger on, one who does not pull their weight. (defdate From 1919.) ¹
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Definition of Bludger
1. a loafer or shirker [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bludger
bludger (current term)
Literary usage of Bludger
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1905)
"One of the last lessons which Science will teach bludger- Browne,' said Martin, ' is that he is not everybody, and that human beings differ; sleeping and ..."
2. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1902)
"I am afraid that old bludger will be in a fine temper to-day when he finds ... bludger hears casually from your friend Castlecroft that you are going to ..."
3. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"I have seen the bookseller whom bludger robbed of his books. I have carried money, and from a noble brother- man-of-letters, to some one not unlike Shandon ..."
4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"bludger (English slang), a man who uses violence in robbery; it has possibly some connection with the old Dutch slang word bolletje. a man or master. ..."
5. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"bludger, a low thief, who does not hesitate to use violence, literally one who will use a bludgeon. Blue, said of talk that is smutty or indecent. ..."
6. The Spiritual Drama in the Life of Thackeray by Nathaniel Wright Stephenson (1913)
"... into Bohemia by distress and there meeting many men of the bludger type who were his inferiors in refinement and cultivation—Thackeray an intellectual ..."