from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person of European descent born in the Colony of Victoria, in Australia.
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"You catch him, you gum-sucker, when you as good as let him go!"
But such a young 'gum-sucker' must not be confounded with the ordinary middle-class Englishmen who form the majority of the professional and business men one comes in contact with in the present day.
'colonial,' vulgarly a 'gum-sucker;' if he was born in New South Wales, he is also a 'cornstalk.'