Boomerang meaning

bo͝o'mə-răng'
A flat, curved, usually wooden missile configured so that when hurled it returns to the thrower.
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A statement or course of action that backfires.
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To have the opposite effect from the one intended; backfire.
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A flat, curved stick that can be thrown so that it will return to a point near the thrower: used traditionally as a weapon by indigenous peoples of Australia.
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Something that goes contrary to expectations and results in disadvantage or harm to the person doing or saying it.
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To act as a boomerang; result in harm to the originator.
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Introduced in 2016, Boomerang is a mobile app from Instagram that takes a one-second video and plays it forward and backward in a continuous loop. A boomerang is a weapon from Australia that was created thousands of years ago for hunting. Its wide-U shape causes it to return to the thrower. See Instagram and Hyperlapse.
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A flat curved airfoil, that spins about an axis perpendicular to the direction of flight, that was originally used in various parts of the world as hunting weapons or, in returnable types, for sports or training.
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To return to the starting point.
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To travel in a curved path.
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To return or rebound unexpectedly, especially when the result is undesired; to backfire.
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Origin of boomerang

  • Dharuk bumariny
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Dharug bumariny.
    From Wiktionary