Bunyip definition

bŭnyĭp
An imaginary monster inhabiting swamps and lagoons.
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An imposter; a fake.
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(Australia) A mythical Australian monster, said to inhabit swamps and lagoons.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bunyip
Plural:
bunyips

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.

    From Wiktionary