yarndie

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • yarndi
  • nyandi

EtymologyEdit

From Wiradhuri nyaandi (thingamajig, what's-its-name).

NounEdit

yarndie (uncountable)

  1. (Australian Aboriginal) Marijuana.
    • 1984, L. Fogarty, Ngutji
      Yarndi = grass.
    • 1990, Davis et al., Paperbark
      He made enough to ... keep himself in Nyandi (herb).
    • 1992, Today, Sept.
      It’s just as well it doesn’t depend on our feelings. Good feelings just fade like Yarndi smoke.
    • 1992, R. L. Ginibi, Real Deadly
      Ya can’t work hard, drink, and some yarndie too!
    • 1993, Koori Mail, 10 Mar.
      I drank and smoked yarndie for fourteen years.

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 18:44