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Definition of the noun wharfie

What does wharfie mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wharfies

  1. [Australia, New Zealand, slang] A wharf labourer or stevedore.

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Google previewThe Mirth of Nations (2017)

by Christie Davies

(A wharfie is an Australian longshoreman or docker. They were a tough lot but always trying to avoid work so that if it rained everyone would stop work.) (Adams and Newell 1994: 299) During the Second World War a group of Australian ...

Google previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2010)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

wharfie Informal term for waterside worker, wharf labourer, longshoreman. Wheel Blacks New Zealand's national representative wheelchair rugby team. whenua Maori Land – not just the grounds of a building or the area of a park, ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

A dive into the water—header A diver—aquanaut A diversion from the main issue —sidetrack A dividend or share—divvy A division of the internal ear—cochlea A docile horse ridden especially by women—palfrey A dock labourer—wharfie A ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

wharfie . Sophie, Strophe, trophy . Dufy, goofy, Sufi . fluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, roughy, scruffy, Snuffy, stuffy, ...

Google previewAussie Slang Dictionary (2012)

by John Blackman

wharfie One who works on wharves; a stevedore. wheelie The act of spinning your tyres and leaving on the road an amount of rubber equal to the density of your own brain. whip around A spontaneous collection of money for workmates about ...

Google previewA Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary

(see: wharfie) seal: Performing Marineland in Napier. The performing sea leopard is most impressive. Otherwise short for Tarsealed Road, (see: metal, pavement) (the) season: The season is for killing. Time To Slaughter all of those cattle and ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

wharfie Aus.,NZ. col. waterside ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

wharfie. wife. Pl. wives. wolf. Pl . wolves; v. wolf, wolfs, wolfed; d. wolfish, wolvish. vehement, vehicle. The OED ( 1916) gave priority to an h-less pronunciation of both words, but included forms ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

wharfie noun Austral and NZAwharflabourer; a stevedore or docker. 1911–. [From wharf noun þ -ie.] ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

wharfie /'waifi/ e> noun (wharfies) Austral & NZ colloq someone who works at the shore; a wharf labourer. wharfinger /'wD:fmd33(r)/ t> noun the owner or supervisor of a wharf. ® 16c. what /wot/ >• adj, ...

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Scrabble value of W4H4A1R1F4I1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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