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Budge

[buhj] /bʌdʒ/
noun
1.
(John) Donald, 1915–2000, U.S. tennis player.
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budge1

/bʌdʒ/
verb (usually used with a negative)
1.
to move, however slightly the car won't budge
2.
to change or cause to change opinions, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin bullicāre (unattested) to bubble, from Latin bullīre to boil, from bulla bubble

budge2

/bʌdʒ/
noun
1.
a lambskin dressed for the fur to be worn on the outer side
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French bogee, of obscure origin

Budge

/bʌdʒ/
noun
1.
Don(ald). 1915–2000, US tennis player, the first man to win the Grand Slam of singles championships (Australia, France, Wimbledon, and the US) in one year (1938)
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Word Origin and History for j d budge
budge
1580s, from M.Fr. bougier "to move, stir" (Mod.Fr. bouger), from V.L. *bullicare "to bubble, boil" (hence, "to be in motion"), from L. bullire "to boil" (see boil (v.)).
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