Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soldier from New Zealand or Australia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand army corps during World War I

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[A(ustralian and) N(ew) Z(ealand) A(rmy) C(orps).]

Examples

  • In 1916 some saw potential profits from using the term Anzac to promote their products but after complaints by returned soldiers, the use of the word Anzac was prohibited for business purposes - a ban that continues today.

    Gates of Vienna

  • Apart from permitted social and fund raising events on the day, the only widespread commercial use of the term Anzac that is allowed is in relation to Anzac Biscuits and they have to conform strictly to the original recipes.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling

  • Apart from permitted social and fund raising events on the day, the only widespread commercial use of the term Anzac that is allowed is in relation to Anzac Biscuits and they have to conform strictly to the original recipes.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling

  • There the word Anzac was made -- made from the first letters of these words: Australian New Zealand Army Corps.

    A Minstrel in France

  • "Memorial Ale" to avoid infringing the act protecting the word Anzac from commercial exploitation.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling

  • Evidence suggests Antony later planned a second, corrected, edition of his Hungry Mile poems, with omissions and additions; one new poem was titled Anzac 1944. '

    Ten year anniversary of Patrick dispute

  • Anzac, which is currently visiting Ho Chi Minh City.

    Speech - Australia and Vietnam: Strong Ties and Bright Prospects

  • Australian whom, of course, we all called Anzac -- a small strongly-built man, with a military moustache, named Hart.

    Letters from France

  • Soon the guns began to roar, the first I heard being to our left up the Gulf of Saros, but in a few minutes all the ships had joined in the chorus, from what was afterwards known as Anzac all round the point and some way up the Dardanelles.

    The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"

  • However amongst the small cache of his literary papers in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, is the typescript of an unpublished anti-war poem dating from the 1940s titled Anzac 1944, addressed angrily to an anonymous collective warmongering "you".

    Anzac 1944

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  • apparently, there is an Australian law which prevents private use of the word Anzac

    November 4, 2016