Etymology
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boomerang (n.)
"missile weapon used by Australian aborigines," 1827, adapted from an extinct Aboriginal languages of New South Wales, Australia. Another variant, perhaps, was wo-mur-rang (1798).
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boomerang (v.)
1880, "to throw a boomerang," from boomerang (n.). Figurative sense "fly back to the starting point" is from 1900.
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