noun (plural bodgies)
- A youth, especially of the 1950s, analogous to the British Teddy boy.More example sentences
- It had fed bodgies and sailors and long-haired louts imitating The Beatles, as well as those kissing couples who had met at the Be-Bops dance on Saturday night.
adjective(also bodgy) Back to top
- Worthless or inferior; false: a bodgie second-hand car with bodgie number plates the handing out of bodgy licenses is a serious health and safety problemMore example sentences
- Support the capacity for the Government to fine companies who introduce bodgie patents.
- We see the manipulation of bodgie science in order to maintain political conclusions.
- So that is what makes the exhibit K a bodgie copy, a fake copy.
probably from bodger, a term said to have arisen as a result of the post-war black market trade in cloth in Sydney: when inferior cloth was passed off as American-made, it was called bodgie, extended to denote any young man who adopted an American accent and manner.