In the 1950s in Australia a widgie was the female counterpart of a bbodgie. The word (often spelt weegiein early occurrences) is of unknown origin. In the Sydney Morning Herald 11 February 1955 there occurs an interesting description of the 1950s widgie: Constable Waldon said: 'A widgie, as she is known to me, is generally dressed in a very tight blouse, mostly without sleeves, and generally with a deep, plunging front. The blouse closely conforms to the lines of the body. In addition, she usually has a form-fitting skirt, which is very tight, especially around the knees. The skirt flares out a little below the knees and generally has a split either at the side or at the rear to enable her to walk. A widgie wears a short-cropped haircut.' Judge Curlewis said the detective's description of a widgie was the best he had heard in a Court.

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