wurley

wurley

[wur-lee]
noun, plural wurleys, wurlies. Australian.
1.
an Aborigine's shelter, made of branches and leaves.
2.
a nest, especially a rat's nest.

Origin:
1840–50; < Kaurna (Australian Aboriginal language, now extinct, spoken at the present site of Adelaide), recorded as wa(d)li

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wurley or wurlie (ˈwɜːlɪ)
 
n
(Austral) an Aboriginal hut
 
[from a native Australian language]
 
wurlie or wurlie
 
n
 
[from a native Australian language]

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