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illywhacker

Line breaks: il¦ly|whack¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɪlɪˌwakə
 
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Definition of illywhacker in English:

noun

Australian informal , dated
A small-time confidence trickster.
Example sentences
  • The ‘illywhacker’, Herbert Badgery, contests meliorist notions of national history.

Origin

1940s: of unknown origin.

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