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bludge Line breaks: bludge
Pronunciation: /blʌdʒ/

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Australian /NZ informal

Definition of bludge in English:

verb

[no object]
1Shirk responsibility and live off the efforts of others: they were sick of bludging on the public
1.1 [with object] Cadge or scrounge: the girls bludged smokes

noun

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An easy job or assignment: that night shift must be the biggest bludge on earth

Origin

Late 19th century: back-formation from bludger.

Phrases

be on the bludge

1
Australian /NZ informal Engaged in shirking responsibility and living off the efforts of others: the theatre would pay its own way rather than going on the bludge

Words that rhyme with bludge

adjudge, begrudge, budge, drudge, fudge, grudge, judge, misjudge, nudge, pudge, sludge, smudge, trudge

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