Definitions

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  • n. An inhabitant of Western Australia.
  • n. Any species of the family Cylindrachetidae of subterranean insects, found in Australia, New Guinea and Argentina.

Etymologies

From sand + groper. The sense “Western Australian” may originate either as a reference to the relatively large proportion of desert in the state or to gold mining during the rushes of the 19th Century. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dr Yobbo, should have stayed with Triple M! over here in sandgroper land we had 96 ‘top aussie’ songs.

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  • Mr Jones is a sandgroper through and through, and has dedicated many years to getting WA's fair share of grants and pushing for galleries to procure WA works on a number of different boards.

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  • It would be rather better if the savage sandgroper could say why he thought the idea itself wasn't a goer, rather than persecuting its promoter.

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  • By virty, November 20, 2009 @ 10:22 pm if your into surfin’ necronauts and drugged out hippies, tim wintons “breath” is a fair read even for a fkn sandgroper. he’s even discovered my top secret breaks outta margaret river and those killer lefts on the eyre peninsular. hasn’t done the rock/coral shelf rights and lefts off of the old albany whaling station salmon holes tho’.

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