Definitions

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  • noun a word or phrase only used in Australia, or having a special meaning there

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Here, as in many other respects, Victoria is the most pronounced example of what may be called Australianism as opposed to

    Town Life in Australia

  • "Australianism" and "love of a fight," the Journal has dropped its pinstripe reserve to hurl unusually sharp jabs at its local competitor.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • "Australianism" and "love of a fight," the Journal has dropped its pinstripe reserve to hurl unusually sharp jabs at its local competitor.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • What's left of my Australianism is the freedom which comes from having grown up in the sun, on the beach, and nine months a year with bare feet, "he said.

    euronews

  • What's left of my Australianism is the freedom which comes from having grown up in the sun, on the beach, and nine months a year with bare feet, "he said.

    euronews

  • The wiki: undoubtedly the best thing since sliced bread for global readers this may be an Australianism meaning the best new and useful thing to happen

    Tucking in 2007 Part three: The year of Global Collaboration 3.0

  • Ru and Jo, that's another Australianism - rhymes with chook!

    Back to work

  • The wiki: undoubtedly the best thing since sliced bread for global readers this may be an Australianism meaning the best new and useful thing to happen

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It was the one place I could find the Australianism "light globe" but it let me down when I was looking for "doovermalacky".

    languagehat.com: TRAI(T).

  • I'm glad "yeah, no" is a prevelant Australianism - I'd noticed I use it a lot and since I'm a native speaker, I presume I must be using it correctly.

    languagehat.com: YEAH NO.

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