Boomerang definition

bo͝omə-răng
A flat, curved, usually wooden missile configured so that when hurled it returns to the thrower.
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To have the opposite effect from the one intended; backfire.
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A statement or course of action that backfires.
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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 return to the starting point.
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To act as a boomerang; result in harm to the originator.
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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 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
boomerang
Plural:
boomerangs

Origin of boomerang

  • Dharuk bumariny

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dharug bumariny.

    From Wiktionary