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- noun informal, uncountable Military
national service, conscription.
- noun informal, countable A person doing military
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His own experience as a nasho conscript serviceman in Vietnam and the emotional aftermath of his service & return gave weight & empathy to the tale he told.
While the majority of Generation Y might be unfamiliar with a word like nasho, it wasn't so long ago that the birthday ballot compelled young men into the armed forces.
So nasho and even the rather official compo and the early pejorative reffo ` refugee 'show a desire to acclimatize the unfamiliar, not to be impressed, to cut down tall poppies.
Some words have - o alone; arvo ` afternoon 'and nasho ` national service, compulsory military training' are examples of this.