"Her red hair is cut flat and short, and it occurs to Rose that if the girl waits long enough it'll actually come into fashion, especially if she had a tendency to hang around at the Snakepit and be a widgie. But she can't see it. Red has the look of a hopelessly sporty girl."
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 294 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition
See Bodgies and Widgies: "Bodgies and Widgies refer to a youth subculture that existed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s, similar to the Teddy Boy culture in the UK or Greaser culture in the US. The males were called Bodgies and the females were called Widgies."