Waltz matilda


Waltz matilda
wander about as a tramp with a swag; carry one's swag

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • waltz matilda — phrasal Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: matilda fr. the feminine name Matilda; prob. fr. the manner in which the swagman carried his swag and fr. the fact that he never parted with it and considered himself married to it Australia : to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • waltz Matilda — verb To travel with a swag; that is, with ones belongings wrapped in a cloth …   Wiktionary

  • Waltz Matilda — Australian Slang wander about as a tramp with a swag; carry one s swag …   English dialects glossary

  • waltz matilda — Australian English To carry a swag …   English dialects glossary

  • waltz — /wɔls / (say wawls), /wɒls / (say wols), /wɔlts/ (say wawlts), /wɒlts/ (say wolts) noun 1. a ballroom dance in moderately fast triple time, in which the dancers move in a series of circles, taking one step to each beat. 2. a slower dance, also in …   Australian English dictionary

  • waltz — n. & v. n. 1 a dance in triple time performed by couples who rotate and progress round the floor. 2 the usu. flowing and melodious music for this. v. 1 intr. dance a waltz. 2 intr. (often foll. by in, out, round, etc.) colloq. move lightly,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • waltz — 1. noun a) a ballroom dance in 3/4 time b) a piece of music for this dance (or in triple time) 2. verb …   Wiktionary

  • waltz (or walk) Matilda — carry such a bundle. → Matilda …   English new terms dictionary

  • Matilda Mother — Song by Pink Floyd from the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Released 5 August 1967 Recorded February 1967 Genre Psychedelic rock …   Wikipedia

  • Matilda — noun Austral./NZ informal, archaic a bushman s bundle. Phrases waltz (or walk) Matilda carry such a bundle. Origin C19: from the given name Matilda …   English new terms dictionary