Budge (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Budged (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Budging.] [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar, bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L. bullire. See Boil, v. i.]

To move off; to stir; to walk away.

I'll not budge an inch, boy. Shak.

The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge From rascals worse than they. Shak.


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Budge, a. [See Budge, v.]

Brisk; stirring; jocund.




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Budge, n. [OE. bouge bag, OF. boge, bouge, fr. L. bulga a leathern bag or knapsack; a Gallic word; cf. OIr. bolc, Gael. bolg. Cf. Budge, n.]

A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.


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Budge, a.


Lined with budge; hence, scholastic.

"Budge gowns."



Austere or stiff, like scholastics.

Those budge doctors of the stoic fur. Milton.

Budge bachelor, one of a company of men clothed in long gowns lined with budge, who formerly accompanied the lord mayor of London in his inaugural procession. -- Budge barrel Mil., a small copper-hooped barrel with only one head, the other end being closed by a piece of leather, which is drawn together with strings like a purse. It is used for carrying powder from the magazine to the battery, in siege or seacoast service.


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