(Australia, New Zealand, slang) The act of bludging.
* 2007 , Anne Barry, Playing with Fire ,
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Easy work.
* 1997 , Wendy Morgan, Critical Literacy in the Classroom: The Art of the Possible ,
- A friend offered him a job working as a handyman in his carpet factory – a Mr Fix-it. Effectively off the bludge and back on track.
* 2011 , Irini Savvides, Sky Legs ,
- Oh, my name is Gecko and I just thought the whole unit was a bludge , sometimes it got really boring. But like I said I could just fall asleep and let my group members do all the work. And still almost pass.
- ‘Seriously, you?ve got sheep at school?’ I said.
- ‘Yeah, heaps of kids here do Ag. Reckon it?s a big bludge , like drama.’
* (easy work) doddle
(Australia, obsolete, slang) To live off the earnings of a prostitute.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To not earn one's keep, to live off someone else or off welfare when one could be working.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To avoid one's responsibilities; to leave it to others to perform duties that one is expected to perform.
* 1999 , Tony Shillitoe, Joy Ride ,
* 2002 , , Anne Gray (editor), The Diaries of Donald Friend , Volume 1,
- The second last Thursday in first term of Year Nine, Jason and I bludged' school for the first time together. It wasn't Jason's first time. He ' bludged school regularly, but I never used to miss days unless I was really sick.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To do nothing, to be idle, especially when there is work to be done.
* 1967 , , Parliamentary Debates ,
- One of the mess orderlies had consistently bludged on the rest of us all day.
* 1998 , Marion Halligan, Rosanne Fitzgibbon, The gift of story: Three decades of UQP short stories ,
- We had the member for Piako saying as recently as last year, when dealing with social security benefits and increases, “I feel myself that when we have able-bodied men and women who would bludge and draw the pension, there is something wrong.”
* 2004 , John Smyth, Robert Hattam, et al., ‘Dropping Out,’ Drifting Off, Being Excluded: Becoming Somebody Without School ,
- Now, you get back out there and you bludge ! I don't want to see anyone working, OK? I don't want to see any pick-axes, any hammers, or nothing.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) To take some benefit and give nothing in return.
- I mean, school?s like a job. If you work for it you get your grades; if you work your hours you get your money. But if you bludge, you don't get money; if you bludge you don't get any grades. That's something that I didn't realize when I was young.
* 1983 , , The Unknown Great Australian and other psychobiographical portraits ,
- Can I bludge a cigarette off you?
* 2004 , Gillian Cowlishaw, Blackfellas, Whitefellas, and the Hidden Injuries of Race ,
- Gabriel was a classic bludger. He was a drop-out in the very modern sense of the word. The Rossettis were anything but well-heeled. Solid old brother William kept the show on the road. Gabriel bludged' on the family. He ' bludged on his mates.
- Now an adult with his own family, this man has become conscious of different norms among his children's white friends, and that whites often see sharing as bludging .
* (do nothing) idle, laze, lounge
From (etyl) bouger.
* budg (obsolete)
- I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but it won’t budge an inch.
* 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, "
- I'll not budge an inch, boy.
Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
- Yet goals in either half from Jordi Gómez and James Perch inspired them and then, in the face of a relentless City onslaught, they simply would not budge , throwing heart, body and soul in the way of a ball which seemed destined for their net on several occasions.
To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
- I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but I can’t budge it.
To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
- The Minister for Finance refused to budge on the new economic rules.
* budge up
(obsolete) Brisk; stirring; jocund.
From (etyl) .
A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
- They are become so liberal, as to part freely with their own budge -gowns from off their backs.
(obsolete) austere or stiff, like scholastics
- Those budge doctors of the stoic fur.
* budge bachelor
* budge barrel