from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An inhabitant of Western Australia.
- n. Any species of the family Cylindrachetidae of subterranean insects, found in Australia, New Guinea and Argentina.
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)