Definitions

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  • n. Military national service, conscription.
  • n. A person doing military national service.

Etymologies

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From national service +‎ -o (“diminutive suffix”).

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Some words have - o alone; arvo ` afternoon 'and nasho ` national service, compulsory military training' are examples of this.

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