bilgy

bilgy

[bil-jee]
adjective, bilgier, bilgiest. Nautical.
smelling like bilge water.

Origin:
1875–80; bilge + -y1

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bilge (bɪldʒ)
 
n
1.  nautical the parts of a vessel's hull where the vertical sides curve inwards to form the bottom
2.  (often plural) the parts of a vessel between the lowermost floorboards and the bottom
3.  Also called: bilge water the dirty water that collects in a vessel's bilge
4.  informal silly rubbish; nonsense
5.  the widest part of the belly of a barrel or cask
 
vb
6.  (intr) nautical (of a vessel) to take in water at the bilge
7.  (tr) nautical to damage (a vessel) in the bilge, causing it to leak
 
[C16: probably a variant of bulge]
 
'bilgy
 
adj

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