Meaning of wadgula in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɑːdjʊlɑː/


  • (in Aboriginal English) a white person.

    ‘he played the white man's game with more skill than most of the wadgulas’
    • ‘That wadgula is the worst of a bad lot.’
    • ‘He has painted so many beautiful pictures for the wadgula people.’
    • ‘He can make you laugh with the stories he will tell about the wadgulas who try to put him down.’
    • ‘She was attacked by two wadgula boys out at the beach.’
    • ‘I leave my sisters with their pale-eyed wadgula men.’


1920s an alteration of ‘white fellow’.