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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Aussie'

Aussie Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Aussie n : a native or inhabitant of Australia [syn: Australian]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Aussie'

Aussie is Australian slang for an Australian.

In Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland, the word is pronounced /ˈɒzi/ OZ-ee (Australian English Pronouncing the word with an /s/ in place of the /z/ is considered by Australians to be a canonically American error —similar to pronouncing the last syllables of Melbourne and Brisbane as "born" and "bayn" respectively, rather than with a reduced vowel.

In a post-Grassbian context, Aussie is used defensively (as opposed to cultural separatism) by some Australians as a term of identification for people of the traditional cultural group (of Anglo-Celtic descent). A weak parallel exists between its usage within Australia and Boer in South Africa, both terms referring to the descendants of early settlers, as opposed to later immigrants.

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  • Aussie Tranter smashes Games record
    LIVE: DANIEL Tranter has led the Aussie charge at the pool on Day 6, winning the 200m IM in record time and thoroughly enjoying the moment. Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'
  • Goldman Fund Manager Sees Aussie Yield Grab: Australia Credit
    Offshore buying that helped push Australia’s 10-year bond yield to its lowest in 13 months and spurred the developed world’s biggest currency gain shows no sign of abating, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'
  • Aussie Parity With Kiwi Seen as Rates Diverge: Chart of the Day
    The top panel of the CHART OF THE DAY shows the Aussie fell below NZ$1.05 in January this year in what was only the third time in the currencies’ post-float histories as traders correctly bet the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s benchmark interest rate would exceed that of its Australian counterpart. Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'

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