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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buhj]
    • /bʌdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buhj]
    • /bʌdʒ/

Definitions of budger word

  • noun budger a person who budges or stirs 3
  • verb without object budger to move slightly; begin to move: He stepped on the gas but the car didn't budge. 1
  • verb without object budger to change one's opinion or stated position; yield: Once her father had said “no,” he wouldn't budge. 1
  • verb with object budger to cause to move; begin to move: It took three of them to budge the rock. 1
  • verb with object budger to cause (someone) to reconsider or change an opinion, decision, or stated position: They couldn't budge the lawyer. 1
  • noun budger One who budges. 0

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Origin of budger

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Anglo-French, Middle French bouger to stir < Vulgar Latin *bullicāre to bubble, frequentative of Latin bullīre; see boil1

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Parts of speech for Budger


budger popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

budger usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with budger

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