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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!

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