Definitions

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  • n. Wealthy landowners (squatters) considered as a class.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The squatters of Australia collectively; the rich squatters who are interested in pastoral property.

Etymologies

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From squat +‎ -ocracy.

Examples

  • Meanwhile in Melbourne we welcomed the squattocracy and had a Gold Rush then lots of handsome Southern Europeans so our gene pool is a lot prettier.

    Tequila Sunrise

  • They were not his kind of people, the bluff tweedy graziers, the lofty matrons, the toothy, horsy young women, the cream of what the Bulletin called “the squattocracy.”

    The Thorn Birds

  • 'Oh, not out here, my word!' exclaimed a Leichardt'stonian who happened to be one of the old squattocracy.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • The Bossiers and Beechams were leaders of swelldom among the squattocracy up the country, and firm and intimate friends.

    My Brilliant Career

  • It was here that the squattocracy was first successfully attacked.

    Town Life in Australia

  • There is a twang in her voice redolent of the Hawkes Bay squattocracy which makes her

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • Some are concerned about the issues of the Irish or the Aborigines or the convicts while others are more interested in the advance of society leaders, government officials or the squattocracy.

    SA Latest News

  • My experience with historical societies is that some of them like to do a bit of ‘glorifying the ancestors’ - if you want a trip down Smug Alley I have a family history written by one of my mother’s forebears detailing the wonders of the landed squattocracy.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Doing some breakfast radio in a coupla weeks.

  • I can’t really explain this geography in San Francisco terms, but the Cross is the red light district, all heroin and fab little street cafes and brothels and nightclubs, and Elizabeth Bay, which shoves up against it, is old old old money, where everyone’s Little Aunts used to live squattocracy brats like our parents all had Little Aunts, left over from the Great War culling a generation of marriageable men.

    travelling heroes

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