boondie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an Aboriginal Australian language (probably of Western Australia) bundi ("stone").

Noun[edit]

boondie (plural boondies)

  1. A stone thrown as a weapon; a heavy club.
    • 1969, W. Michael Ryan, White Man, Black Man: The true story of a white man who was initiated into an Aboriginal tribe,
      [] I gathered my gun and boondie and went with him.
    • 1987, John Meredith, Hugh Anderson, Roger Covell, Patricia Anne Brown, Folk Songs of Australia and the men and women who sang them, Volume 2, page 202,
      Look, Jimmy, there goes the girls! / Were the words about the victims said; / The criminal ran them down / And with his boondie killed them dead.