from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move or stir slightly: The trapped child was stuck tight and couldn't budge.
- intransitive v. To alter a position or attitude: had made the decision and wouldn't budge.
- transitive v. To cause to move slightly.
- transitive v. To cause to alter a position or attitude: an adamant critic who couldn't be budged.
- n. Fur made from lambskin dressed with the wool outside, formerly used to trim academic robes.
- adj. Archaic Overformal; pompous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move.
- v. To move.
- v. To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
- v. To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
- n. A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
- adj. austere or stiff, like scholastics
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move off; to stir; to walk away.
- adj. Brisk; stirring; jocund.
- n. A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.
- adj. Lined with budge; hence, scholastic.
- adj. Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move; stir; change position; give way: now usually with a negative, implying stubborn resistance to pressure.
- To move; stir; change the position of.
- Brisk; jocund.
- n. A leathern bag.
- n. Lambskin dressed with the wool outward, much used in the Elizabethan era and since as an inexpensive fur for the edging of garments.
- n. Same as budge-barrel.
- [⟨ budge, 2.] Trimmed or adorned with budge (see I., 2): as, “budge gowns,”
- Scholastic; pedantic; austere; surly; stiff; formal: as, “budge doctors,”
- n. One who slips into a house or shop to steal cloaks, etc.; a sneak-thief.
- n. Same as booze.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move very slightly
- n. United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin *bullicāre, to bubble, from Latin bullīre, to boil.
Middle English bouge, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin bugia, probably from Latin bulga, leather bag; see budget.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French bouger. (Wiktionary)
From Latin bulga ("a leathern bag or knapsack"). (Wiktionary)