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User Name Thread Name Subject Posted Word meaning -- budget (8) Word meaning -- budget 23 Sep 98

Martin Ryan wrote: Right! What about the word "budget" as in a song "The Tinker's Old Budget"? The meaning is easy enough to find - but the origin?

While I am unsure about the specific song to which you refer, as I could not find it in the DT, I will say this:

'budget' is descended from the French, 'bouge' for bag; formerly 'boulge' (from whence came 'bulge'), as in the leather pouch or sack used to hold money.

I will be happy to clarify if you'll kindly throw some relevant lyrics at me. =)

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