Definitions

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

  • noun Australia.
  • noun An unreal, magical, often bizarre place.

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  • proper noun An unreal, magical realm.
  • proper noun colloquial Australia.

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Aus(tralian).]

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

[After the fantasy land Oz, created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful World of Oz and other novels.]

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After the fictional land in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Modified phonetic contraction of Australia.

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