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Etymology 1[edit]

From bard +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).


bardie (plural bardies)

  1. (Scotland) A minor poet or bard; used as a self-deprecatory epithet by Robert Burns.
    • 1998, Carol McGuirk, Critical Essays on Robert Burns[1], page 168:
      [] Burns signals her distance from the Classical Muses, and his position as more bardie than bard.

Etymology 2[edit]


bardie (comparative more bardie, superlative most bardie)

  1. Rude and insolent; bolshie.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Noongar language bardi.

Alternative forms[edit]


bardie (plural bardies)

  1. (Australia) The edible larva of an insect.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter II, pp. 19-20, [2]
      Oh don't you remember Black Alice [] / [] the bardees she gathered, the snakes that she stewed / And the damper you taught her to bake—.