verb (used with object), bludged, bludg·ing.
- to shirk.
- to impose on (someone).
- an easy task.
noun Australian and NZ informal
- a person who scrounges
- a person who avoids work
- a person in authority regarded as ineffectual by those working under him
- (when intr , often foll by on) to scrounge from (someone)
- (intr) to evade work
- (intr) archaic to act as a pimp
- a very easy task; undemanding employment
“prostitute’s pimp,” 1856, short for bludgeoner, agent noun from bludgeon (v.).
“shirk responsibility,” 1919, Australian and New Zealand slang, earlier “be a prostitute’s pimp,” from bludger “pimp.”