Aussie

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Noun[edit]

Aussie (plural Aussies)

  1. (colloquial) An Australian.
  2. (colloquial) An Australian Shepherd.

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Proper noun[edit]

Aussie

  1. (colloquial) Australia.

Adjective[edit]

Aussie (not generally comparable, comparative more Aussie, superlative most Aussie)

  1. (chiefly Australia, New Zealand, UK, colloquial) Australian.
    • 1998, Gordon L. Steinbrook, Allies and Mates: An American Soldier with the Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam 1966-1967, page 63,
      Most Aussie officers seemed this way to me; always cool, deliberate, and extremely rational in their decision making, a far cry from the American leadership I had seen during my first year in the army.
    • 2010, Veechi Curtis, Lynley Averis, Bookkeeping For Dummies, page 81,
      Here's something I learned the hard way: The very best time of year to start off with accounting software is the beginning of the financial year (1 July for most Aussie businesses, and 1 April for most Kiwi businesses).
    • 2011, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Wiley Trading Guide, Volume 2, page 153,
      For example, if you buy US dollars (USD) using Australian dollars (AUD) and the Aussie dollar falls, you can then sell your US dollars and you will have made money as you will have more Aussie dollars than you started with.
  2. (comparable, chiefly Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) That is generally identified as Australian; who embraces Australian culture.
    There’s not much more Aussie than a meat pie at the footy.
    • 2008, Lois Nicholls, Aussie, Actually, page 111,
      They′re the ‘Almost Aussies’ who embrace their new culture with a vengeance – some becoming more Aussie than Aussies.
    • 2008, Janet Fife-Yeomans, Heath: A Family's Tale, page 65,
      You couldn't get more Aussie than the cast he chose—or their cars. The goodies drive Holdens and the baddies cruise around in a big, grunting, chocolate-brown Monaro.
    • 2010, Quintin Jardine, Screen Savers, unnumbered page,
      ‘I'm a perfectionist, mate,’ he said, his accent becoming noticeably more Aussie, as it always did in private.

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  • The term is occasionally used, mostly by non-Australians, to refer to the country of Australia (for example, “back in Aussie”). This usage is very rare amongst Australians, who are more likely to use the term Oz. Sporting chants, such as “Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!” and “Come on, Aussie, come on!”, refer to the person, rather than the country. (Perhaps confusingly, they are used when cheering the country would be appropriate).

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