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Pronunciation: /ˈəːdʒə
 
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Definition of urger in English:

noun

Australian informal
1A person who gives tips at a race meeting.
Example sentences
  • Anyway, this place has the hardest working tout or urger or whatever they're called in Australia.
1.1A person who takes advantage of others; a racketeer: he was a free enterprise man—he thought all unionists were urgers
More example sentences
  • A short acquaintance with Frank Hardy was enough to establish him as a typical bar-room urger.
  • But totalist urgers can never be satisfied - they want it to go on forever.

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