Australianism

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Etymology[edit]

Australian +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Australianism (plural Australianisms)

  1. A word or phrase only used in Australia, or having a special meaning there.
    • 2016, James Lambert, “Ornithonymy and Lexicographical Selection Criteria”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 30, number 1, page 39–62:
      For example, the expression no worries is viewed as an Australianism even though it is now widespread throughout other parts of the English-speaking world.

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