Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete spelling of body.
  • n. A species of bettong, Bettongia lesueur.

Etymologies

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Variant of body.

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From Nyunga burdi.

Examples

  • In Australia dwells a nearly extinct creature called the boodie, an omnivorous and nocturnal burrowing animal "like a kangaroo no bigger than a modest teddy bear" with "a particular appetite for underground fungi," writes Tim Winton in "Repatriation: Travels Through a Recovering Landscape" in the beefy environmental lit journal

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  • In Australia dwells a nearly extinct creature called the boodie, an omnivorous and nocturnal burrowing animal "like a kangaroo no bigger than a modest teddy bear" with "a particular appetite for underground fungi," writes Tim Winton in the environmental lit journal

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  • This extirpation is made worse by the fact that the boodie was once of the most widespread of Australia's kangaroos, its burrows (now abandoned by the original owners) still visible deep in the heart of Australia.

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

  • This work has studied in detail the life cycle of some of Australia's most threatened animals on Bernier and Dorre Islands and has reintroduced the mari, or western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville) and burrowing bettong, (Bettongia lesueur), also known as the boodie.

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

  • For example, "He doesn't know boodie ruckus about that!"

    Hangin' Out At The Ozark County Line ***

  • Some remain mysterious like the wonderful term my Aunt Fern coined - "boodie ruckus" - useful in any context.

    Hangin' Out At The Ozark County Line ***

  • In fact, to borrow Auntie's words, I feel downright "boodie ruckus" today.

    Hangin' Out At The Ozark County Line ***

  • They referred to their study animals with informal Aussie names, some of which sound as fantastic as creatures from Tolkien: quokka, tammar, euro, boodie.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • 'What ails him at me?' continued Mrs. Falconer, 'that he rins as gin I war a boodie?

    Robert Falconer

  • Some animals are casually named - tsessebe, greater bilby, boodie, tuatara, woylie - as if every reader knows what they look like.

    NYT > Travel

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  • A supernatural creature not to be confused with the boodie-rat, nor with the verb boody, meaning mope.

    January 12, 2009