An imaginary monster inhabiting swamps and lagoons.
An imposter; a fake.
(Australia) A mythical Australian monster, said to inhabit swamps and lagoons.
Other Word Forms
Origin of bunyip
- Wathawurrung (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) ban-yib
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Wathaurong ban-yib.