Bilge meaning

bĭlj
Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
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Bilge water.
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The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
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To spring a leak in the bilge.
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To bulge or swell.
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To break open the bilge of.
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The bulge of a barrel or cask.
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The rounded, lower exterior part of a ship's hull.
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Worthless or silly talk or writing; nonsense.
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To damage the bottom of (a ship) so that water enters.
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To suffer such damage.
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(nautical) The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
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(nautical) The lowest inner part of a ship's hull.
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(uncountable) The water accumulated in the bilge, the bilge water.
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(slang, uncountable) Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
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The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
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(nautical, intransitive) To spring a leak in the bilge.
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(intransitive) To bulge or swell.
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(nautical) To break open the bilge(s) of.
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Origin of bilge

  • Probably alteration of bulge
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • A nautical/shipbuilding term, likely derived from bulge.
    From Wiktionary