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That miserable bastard has been bludging all bloody year
It is simply untrue to paint a stereotype of Aboriginals as 'dole bludgers'
No mate, I won't bludge off you" - Digger, Brisbane Pub, upon being offered a drink, Anzac Day 1999
"That miserable bastard has been bludging all bloody year"
"I've been bludging all day on the internet"
"School? It's a bit of a bludge really"
"He's just bludging off us. I'm sick of it".
Confused? Well, that's possibly because the word has two meanings. One is to be idle or lazy. This is the dominant meaning today. Hence, a bludger is a lazy bastard, or a bastard who isn't doing very much at all. A bludger bludges, if that makes sense. Hence if Davo is bludging his arse off, he is doing bugger all. He is being a bludger. If something is a bludge, then it is very easy and you can bludge while doing it.
A genuine dole bludger, a particularly literate young man ... explained that he wasn't bothering to look for work any more because he was sick and tired of being treated like a chattel
The Bulletin, 1976
The second meaning parasitical in nature. Hence, to bludge off someone is to take something for nothing. A dole bludger is a bludging bastard who takes his or her unemployment benefits (the dole) and does not make a genuine effort to look for work. Australians are not fond of dole bludgers. Interestingly, while the term dole bludger no doubt came about because of this meaning, younger Australians would probably associate a dole bludger with them being idle ie bludging in the first sense while they get their money. Anyway, "Hey mate, can I bludge a ciggie" would be an example of this usage. If someone violates the shout ethic then they are also bludging in this sense (and sadly, this appears to be happening more and more in our 'modern' society). The bludging bastard bludged off us all night. And doesn't it give you the shits.
The Senate... recognises this unit, dubbed the 'dob-in-a-dole-bludger' phone line, duplicates mechanisms that already exist within the Department of Social Security for reporting alleged fraud.