from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lumbering keelless barge, formerly much used by Europeans traveling on the Gangetic rivers. Yule and Burnell. Also budgero-boat, buggerow-boat.
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Company's landing stage was thronged with people awaiting the arrival of the budgero in the hope of getting news from home.
In the budgero they passed the Dutch factory at Fulta, and the Subah's forts at Budge Budge and Tanna.
"I was alarmed," says he; "for the Rajah surrounded my budgero with two thousand men: that indicated a hostile disposition."
Each of us merchants has his own budgero, and instead of putting our men in buttons with our arms and all that nonsense, we give them colored sashes -- and don't our women squabble about the colors, my boy, just don't they! "