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bludge  (bluj),USA pronunciation v.,  bludged, bludg•ing, n. [Australian.]
  1. British Termsto shirk.
  2. British Termsto impose on (someone).

  1. British Termsan easy task.
bludger, n. 
  • 1915–20; false analysis of bludgeon (verb, verbal) gives phrase bludge on to impose on; back formation from bludgeon (noun, nominal) gives bludge (verb, verbal) to use a bludgeon, whence bludger bully, esp. a harlot's bully, pimp, hence shirker, whence bludge (verb, verbal) to shirk

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bludge /blʌdʒ/ Austral NZ informal vb
  1. when intr, often followed by on: to scrounge from (someone)
  2. (intransitive) to evade work
  1. a very easy task; undemanding employment
Etymology: 19th Century: back formation from slang bludger pimp, from bludgeon

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