Definitions

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  • n. A stone thrown as a weapon; a heavy club.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • A Western Australian writer, Stuart Gore, has noticed that "the connie, the ronnie, or the yonnie, which the youth of other states bish, biff, or peg at a target becomes for the West Australian boy a boondie or a brick, which he may either lob or heave."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1

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  • "That autumn the street seemed full. There were always Pickles kids and Lamb kids up one end of the street throwing boondies or chasing someone's dog."
    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 51 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 29, 2010

  • From The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English:
    1 in Western Australia, a rock. Probably from an Australian Aboriginal languagge
    2 in Western Australia, a piece of conglomerated sand used by children to throw at one another in play

    March 29, 2010