AUSTRALIANISM

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AUSTRALIANISM. A word, phrase, pronunciation, idiom, or other usage peculiar to, or particularly common in, Australia. Australianisms include loans from Aboriginal languages, such as kangaroo, wombat names of kinds of marsupial, and ‘national treasures’ such as cobber a companion, friend, ocker a rough and uncultivated Australian male. See AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH.

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