Share this entry

Share this page

bludger

Pronunciation: /ˈblʌdʒər; ˈblʌdʒə(r)/

Translation of bludger in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (Australia) (New Zealand/Nueva Zelanda) [colloquial/familiar] gorrón, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar]; garronero, (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]; bolsero, (masculine, feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]; (from welfare state) parásito, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • You're a taxpayer-funded bludger, coward, tyrant-appeaser and liar.
    • Now, these go-getters resent handing over almost half their earnings to subsidise the lifestyles of geriatrics, single mums that push prams around at the local shopping centre, and other variants of so called bludgers.
    • Curse the bludgers who created this problem by not paying their dues!

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tiro
m
shot …
Cultural fact of the day

An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.