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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 ticks higher, yen eases back
    * Aussie boosted after central banker keeps quiet on recent strength * EU foreign ministers meeting eyed for message to Russia (New throughout, changes dateline from previous TOKYO) LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday, the main mover on developed world currency markets, after the country's central bank chief said he was happy with Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'
  • Aussie future looking bright in Glasgow
    They may not be ready to win gold gold just yet, but these five Australians are ready make their mark on the international stage in Glasgow. Read more on this news related to 'Aussie'
  • Aussie Golfer Gets Woods, Spieth in Open Threesome
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