tumbarumba

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the town of Tumbarumba in New South Wales, Australia, probably due to the 1959 poem The Integrated Adjective by John O'Grady (which notably contains lines such as, "Up at Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin’ kanga-bloody-roos").

Noun[edit]

tumbarumba (plural tumbarumbas)

  1. (Australia) A word formed by the infixation of one or more words between the syllables of another word.

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