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Definitions for WOMBATˈwɒm bæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wombat(noun)

    burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger


  1. wombat(Noun)

    Any of several herbivorous, burrowing marsupials, of the family Vombatidae, mainly found in southern and eastern Australia.

  2. Origin: From (an Australian Aboriginal language) wambad, wambaj, or wambag. It was originally written whom-batt in English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wombat(noun)

    any one of three species of Australian burrowing marsupials of the genus Phascolomys, especially the common species (P. ursinus). They are nocturnal in their habits, and feed mostly on roots

  2. Origin: [From the native name, womback, wombach, in Australia.]


  1. Wombat

    Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials, native to Australia, approximately 1 metre in length, with short, stubby tails. They are adaptable in habitat tolerance, and are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania, as well as an isolated patch of about 300 hectares in Epping Forest National Park in central Queensland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wombat

    wom′bat, n. an Australian marsupial mammal of the opossum family. [Native name.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary


    [acronym: Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time] Applied to problems which are both profoundly uninteresting in themselves and unlikely to benefit anyone interesting even if solved. Often used in fanciful constructions such as wrestling with a wombat. See also crawling horror, SMOP. Also note the rather different usage as a metasyntactic variable in Commonwealth Hackish.Users of the PDP-11 database program DATATRIEVE adopted the wombat as their notional mascot; the program's help file responded to “HELP WOMBAT” with factual information about Real World wombats.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WOMBAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WOMBAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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