Meaning of wirri in English:

wirri

noun

Australian
  • An Aboriginal weapon used as a club or missile.

    ‘he is allowed to carry a wirri for killing birds’
    • ‘They sit cross-legged round their fire, beating time with their spears and wirris.’
    • ‘The conqueror does not hesitate to give a knock, any thing but gentle, with his wirri.’
    • ‘Wildu wanted to make the rats come out of the nest by hitting it with his wirri, but his nephews told him they had already tried that and it didn't work.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Gaurna (an Aboriginal language).

Pronunciation

wirri

/ˈwɪri/