from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Australian English.
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- proper n. Broad Australian English; broad Australian rendered as eye dialect.
After the Australian English pronunciation of Australian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From eye dialect of a broad pronunciation of Australian. Coined by “Afferbeck Lauder” (Alastair Ardoch Morrison) and popularised with his 1965 book Let Stalk Strine. Australian from 1965. (Wiktionary)