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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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  • FOREX -Aussie slides on inflation data, other major currencies subdued
    The Australian dollar slid on Wednesday after data showed that Australian consumer prices rose less than expected in the first quarter, lessening the risk of a rise in domestic interest rates this year. ... Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'
  • FOREX -Aussie sinks after low inflation, German PMI helps euro
    * Aussie falls on lower-than-expected CPI data The Aussie has been gaining steadily against the other major currencies since a turn in the rhetoric of its central bank. That put the currency way above the low to mid-80s against the dollar officials had previously talked. The suspicion is a slackening of price pressures may at least give currency bulls some pause f Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China PMI as predicted, Aussie drops after inflation data
    * China PMI meets consensus forecasts, markets unmoved * Risk sentiment bolstered by gains in US, Europe SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, April 23 (Reuters) - Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation in that country' Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'

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