wurley [wur-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural wur·leys, wur·lies. Australian.
- an Aborigine’s shelter, made of branches and leaves.
- a nest, especially a rat’s nest.
Origin of wurley 1840–50; Kaurna (Australian Aboriginal language, now extinct, spoken at the present site of Adelaide), recorded as wa(d)li Examples from the Web for wurley Historical Examples of wurley
They also used to assist me in making a wurley, or breakwind, whenever they shifted camp.
Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
They also used to assist me in making a wurley or breakwind whenever they shifted camp.
William John Wills
British Dictionary definitions for wurley wurley wurlie noun
- Australian an Aboriginal hut
Word Origin for wurley from a native Australian language