The word is used as a noun to refer to the country and to a person born or residing in the country, and as an adjective denoting something relating to Australia. From the early sixteenth century, European philosophers and mapmakers assumed a great southern continent existed south of Asia.Aussie is also used as an abbreviation for 'Australian English' and the 'Australian dollar'. Moberly 25 September: 'Hold on Eliza, where did you get that favor? They called this hypothetical place , Latin for 'southern land'.Hence 2, noun A particularly sterile piece of academic writing.' The evidence has become less frequent in recent years.
The term is a specific use of (Hobart) 21 March: In the Commonwealth Arbitration Court ..
Mr Justice Powers to-day delivered judgment on the point.
The term is used largely by people from States in which Rugby League and not Aussie Rules is the major football code. While the term is perhaps not as common as it once was there is still evidence from more recent years.
This interstate and code rivalry is often found in evidence for the term, including the early evidence from the 1940s. 2010 23 September: Without a shadow of a doubt the aerial ping pong boys have league beaten when it comes to WAGs.
It is a significant feature of rural Australia, of politicians (especially urban-based politicians) travelling in the outback, and of expatriates who wish to emphasis their Australianness.
Now a proprietary name, our earliest evidence comes from an advertisement. Yes, the smartest hat that's made in our own country may be seen in our hat department ...
This idiom is derived from 9 October: In the class for ponies under 13 hands there was a condition that the riders should be under ten years of age.
When the stewards 'put the acid on' the riders it was found that only one exhibit in a very big field carried a boy who was not over ten years old.
Before I left, Weiner [one of the two editors of the OED] said he remembered how baffled he had been the first time he heard an Australian talk about the 'arvo'.
Australians used the -o suffix a lot, he reflected. But not all -o words were Australian, said Simpson [the other of the two editors]: eg 'aggro' and 'cheapo'.
At the Brownlow Medal night the likes of Chris Judd's fiancee Rebecca Twigley and Gary Ablett's girlfriend Lauren Phillips certainly scrub up well.