Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BULGER, n. “A large marble used in children's games” (Cai. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.). Cf. Bulsher. Not known to our correspondents.

[Prob. from Eng. bulge, swell out + -er, intensive suff., often added to slang words used by children, cf. Beezer, whopper, etc.]

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