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Meaning of BUDGE

Pronunciation:  buj, buj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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)
  2. [v]  move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

BUDGE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: agitate, Don Budge, John Donald Budge, shift, stir
 See Also: move, tennis player



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Budge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Budging}.] [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar,
    bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L.
    bullire. See {Boil}, v. i.]
    To move off; to stir; to walk away.
          I'll not budge an inch, boy.             --Shak.
          The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge From
          rascals worse than they.                 --Shak.
  2. \Budge\, a. [See {Budge}, v.]
    Brisk; stirring; jocund. [Obs.] --South.
  3. \Budge\, n. [OE. bouge bag, OF. boge, bouge, fr. L. bulga
    a leathern bag or knapsack; a Gallic word; cf. OIr. bolc,
    Gael. bolg. Cf. {Budge}, n.]
    A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool
    on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of
    scholastic habits.
  4. \Budge\, a.
    1. Lined with budge; hence, scholastic. ``Budge gowns.''
    2. Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
             Those budge doctors of the stoic fur. --Milton.
    {Budge bachelor}, 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.
    {Budge barrel} (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.
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