Definitions

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

  • noun Australian English.

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  • proper noun Australia, New Zealand, UK, informal, humorous Broad Australian English; broad Australian rendered as eye dialect.

Etymologies

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

[After the Australian English pronunciation of Australian.]

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From eye dialect of a broad pronunciation of Australian. Coined by “Afferbeck Lauder” (Alastair Ardoch Morrison) and popularised with his 1965 book Let Stalk Strine. Australian from 1965.

Examples

  • Unless “equal” means something different in Strine, there were five ties for fifth place.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Unless “equal” means something different in Strine, there were five ties for fifth place.

    Stromata Blog

  • Unless “equal” means something different in Strine, there were five ties for fifth place.

    The Oddest Hugo Ballot

  • Unless “equal” means something different in Strine, there were five ties for fifth place.

    Science Fiction

  • Unless “equal” means something different in Strine, there were five ties for fifth place.

    Books

  • I thought Ashbrooks 'guests Sherman and Mutter were very informed and articulate about Media Mogul' Strine '(Aussie pronunciation of Australian) Murdoch!

    WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook

  • '' Strine '' takes on Shakespearean lyricism is more or less taken for granted.

    The Canberra Times - Front Page

  • "Shareholders of El Paso can simply say 'It's a shady, stinky deal; I'm not going to do it,"' Chancellor Strine said.

    Court Weighs Goldman-El Paso Ties

  • Chancellor Strine said he would rule on the request for a temporary injunction by March 6, when El Paso shareholders are to vote on the deal.

    Court Weighs Goldman-El Paso Ties

  • However, Chancellor Leo Strine suggested he was reluctant to step in when shareholders could still veto the deal.

    Court Weighs Goldman-El Paso Ties

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