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Definition of the noun wharfie
What does wharfie mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: wharfies
- [Australia, New Zealand, slang] A wharf labourer or stevedore.
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The 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 ...
The 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, ...
Crossword 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 ...
by Oxford University Press
wharfie . Sophie, Strophe, trophy . Dufy, goofy, Sufi . fluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, roughy, scruffy, Snuffy, stuffy, ...
Aussie 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 ...
(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 ...
by V.S. Matyushenkov
wharfie Aus.,NZ. col. waterside ...
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 ...
by John Ayto, John Simpson
wharfie noun Austral and NZAwharflabourer; a stevedore or docker. 1911–. [From wharf noun þ -ie.] ...
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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine