Definition of myall in English:

myall

noun

  • 1An Australian acacia tree with silvery foliage sometimes used as fodder.

  • 2Australian An Aborigine living in a traditional way.

    • ‘The luluing of the famished myall mingled with the howl of the hunting dingo.’
    • ‘Telfer's accounts of this and other pitched battles with ‘myalls’ might be dismissed by the sceptic as unsupported hearsay.’
    • ‘I was told that they shot down myalls up and down the Lander River for many miles.’

Origin

Mid 19th century (in myall): sense 2 from Dharuk myal, miyal person from another tribe; sense 1 is perhaps an unexplained transferred use of sense 2.

Pronunciation:

myall

/ˈmʌɪəl/