One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person from Australia.‘he's an Aussie and so he probably played cricket as a kid’‘this is Australia and we are Ozzies’
- 1.1 Australia.‘I was in Auckland for the last few years, but now I live in Aussie’
- 1.1 Australia.
Australian.‘he married an Aussie girl and moved to Australia in 1948’‘an Aussie accent’‘the Ozzie government’
- ‘It should be remembered that England are the only country to have got anywhere near beating the Ozzies for a year.’
- ‘He was keeping his fingers crossed that he will make the final line-up against the Aussies at the home of cricket.’
- ‘Finally, the Aussies are not only the best side in the world, but probably the best ever.’
- ‘However, the Aussies are well aware they are an indispensable part of the Scottish tourist industry.’
- ‘You name the sport and the Aussies are in the Top League or very close to the world's best.’
- ‘This means the Aussies will guarantee themselves a medal if they win one game in the playoffs.’
- ‘It was a little disheartening when the Aussies got the first penalty points on the board.’
- ‘The Aussies ' opening try in the first few minutes silenced the crowds - but only for a moment.’
- ‘Although, the Aussies probably wouldn't mind now they've had a chance to get used to it.’
- ‘Best thing was that even the Aussies thought they were going to lose.’
- ‘An Ozzie traveller complained to me that the only theft he had encountered was in youth hostels, and even then it was a piece of cheese from the fridge.’
- ‘This is despite England's brave attempt to bring the Aussies to the brink of defeat.’
- ‘I actually began to feel sorry for the Aussies, who were a great bunch of lads.’
- ‘The Aussies travel to Germany to play Argentina on June 18 and Tunisia three days later.’
- ‘Do any of you sometimes think Aussies take sport a little too seriously?’
Early 20th century: abbreviation.
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