Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move or stir slightly.
  • intransitive verb To alter a position or attitude.
  • intransitive verb To cause to move slightly.
  • intransitive verb To cause to alter a position or attitude.
  • noun Fur made from lambskin dressed with the wool outside, formerly used to trim academic robes.
  • adjective Overformal; pompous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as booze.
  • Brisk; jocund.
  • To move; stir; change position; give way: now usually with a negative, implying stubborn resistance to pressure.
  • To move; stir; change the position of.
  • noun One who slips into a house or shop to steal cloaks, etc.; a sneak-thief.
  • noun A leathern bag.
  • noun Lambskin dressed with the wool outward, much used in the Elizabethan era and since as an inexpensive fur for the edging of garments.
  • noun 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,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.
  • adjective Lined with budge; hence, scholastic.
  • adjective Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
  • adjective one of a company of men clothed in long gowns lined with budge, who formerly accompanied the lord mayor of London in his inaugural procession.
  • adjective (Mil.) a small copper-hooped barrel with only one head, the other end being closed by a piece of leather, which is drawn together with strings like a purse. It is used for carrying powder from the magazine to the battery, in siege or seacoast service.
  • intransitive verb To move off; to stir; to walk away.
  • adjective obsolete Brisk; stirring; jocund.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To move.
  • verb transitive To move.
  • verb To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
  • verb To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
  • noun A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
  • adjective obsolete austere or stiff, like scholastics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb move very slightly
  • noun 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)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin *bullicāre, to bubble, from Latin bullīre, to boil.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English bouge, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin bugia, probably from Latin bulga, leather bag; see budget.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French bouger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin bulga ("a leathern bag or knapsack").

Examples

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  • O foolishnes of men! that find their ears

    To those budge doctors of the Stoick Furr,

    And fetch their precepts from the Cynick Tub,

    Praising the lean and sallow Abstinence.

    Milton, Comus

    December 16, 2006

  • besides meaning to stir,move also means lambskin dressed outward and this lead usage to an adjective budge that means pompous, pendantic and stiff

    February 8, 2013