from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Australian An imaginary monster inhabiting swamps and lagoons.
- n. Australian An imposter; a fake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mythical Australian monster, said to inhabit swamps and lagoons.
- n. An imposter or con-man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fabulous animal supposed to inhabit water-holes and rivers.
- n. An impostor.
For Jimmy was no coward so long as he was not called upon to encounter the familiar demons of his people, the word bunyip being perhaps too often in his mouth.
The bunyip is a water-filled hose with marked rulers on either end.
Havock can you please shoot something and throw it to the bunyip?
Minyip (n) - A female bunyip, difficult to distinguish from her male counterpart, the Mickyip.
Minyip (n): A species of bunyip indigenous to northwest Victoria and northeastern South Australia, characterised by small relative size and a piercing, high-pitched mating call.
The scent of eucalyptus trees is strong, Australian animals wander about, the displaced Aboriginal spirit makes an appearance hopefully to play a larger role in the next novel and the bunyip plays his part in defending his home from otherworldly invaders.
The legends of the British isles are still present along with some inclusion of Australian folklore with the character of the bunyip.
But Ned merely acted out the worst fears of a bunyip aristocracy – laughed in their apoplectic faces, stole their horses and a few head of steers
It always makes me laugh to see republicans in the Federal Parliament, as half of them are there as part of a 'bunyip aristocracy', a kind of hereditary peerage.
While on the topic of early 80s HBO classics, we should include the scary bunyip from Dot and the Kangaroo.