Aboriginal vs Waddy - What's the difference?

aboriginal | waddy |


As nouns the difference between aboriginal and waddy

is that aboriginal is an animal or plant native to a region while waddy is (colloquial) a cowboy or waddy can be (australia) a war club used by aboriginal australians; a nulla nulla.

As an adjective aboriginal

is first according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive
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aboriginal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .

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    waddy

    English

    Etymology 1

    Origin unknown.

    Alternative forms

    * waddie

    Noun

    (waddies)
  • (colloquial) A cowboy.
  • * 1992 , , All the Pretty Horses ,
  • This is how it was with the old waddies , aint it?
  • * 1968 , , True Grit ,
  • If I ever meet one of you Texas waddies that says he never drank from a horse track I think I will shake his hand and give him a Daniel Webster cigar.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (waddies)
  • (Australia) A war club used by Aboriginal Australians; a nulla nulla.
  • * 1839 , William Mann, Six Years' Residence in the Australian Provinces , page 156,
  • After waiting for some time, and nothing being done, I began to think that the settlement tribes were afraid of the mountaineers, whose chosen warriors advanced in a line, striking their shields with their waddies', singing their war-cry, wa-ah ! wa-ah ! wa-ah ! aa-ho ! aa-ho ! aa-ho ! hi-hi-hi !—I should have told you that many of the Amity Paint tribe, which is more numerous than the other two settlement tribes, were deficient of spears and shields, having nothing but ' waddies and boomerangs.
  • * 1840 May—August, (editor), Van Diemen's Land'', ''The Colonial Magazine and Commercial-maritime Journal , Volume 2, page 76,
  • In the mean while women, children, and remote stock-keepers fell under the unerring spears or death-dealing waddies of an enemy, the first indication of whose appearance was consectaneous with the stroke that reft his victim of life.
  • * 2008 , Doreen Kartinyeri, Sue Anderson, Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling , page 20,
  • The kids would copy the men to make their own cricket stumps, but no-one was allowed to touch Grandfather's special wood for making waddies .