Definitions for aborigineˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•o•rig•i•neˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə ni(n.)

  1. one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.

    Category: Anthropology

  2. (usu. cap.) a member of any of the peoples who are the aboriginal inhabitants of Australia.

    Category: Peoples

  3. aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region.

    Category: Biology

Origin of aborigine:

1540–50; back formation from aborigines < L Aborīginēs a race of pre-Roman inhabitants of Italy, prob. alter. of phrase ab origine from the origin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal(noun)

    an indigenous person who was born in a particular place

    "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"

  2. Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine(noun)

    a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived


  1. Aborigine(ProperNoun)

    An individual aboriginal Australian.

  2. aborigine(Noun)

    An native inhabitant of a country.

  3. aborigine(Noun)

    The native flora and fauna of an area.

  4. aborigine(Adverb)

    From the beginning.

  5. Origin: * First attested in 1858.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. aborigine

    1. A natural, unaffected person; one who has no conscience, who is honest, upright, and always at war. 2. A Deist, a Pantheist, who sees God in everything and feels His presence everywhere, even in his cannibalistic rites; hence, the first thinker in any country. 3. One who hates civilization and the _Ladies' Hum Journal_. 4. Any one who is mulcted, robbed, murdered, butchered, betrayed, in the name of progress.

Translations for aborigine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an original inhabitant of a country, especially of Australia.

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