Definition of nasho in English:

nasho

noun

Australian
historical
  • A person undergoing compulsory military training as introduced under the National Service Act.

    ‘the nickname we nashos had for the regulars was 'lifers'’
    • ‘For the "nashos", the establishment of a memorial in Ballarat to honour those called up for national service between 1952 and 1959, and again from 1965 through to 1972, was an important moment.’
    • ‘The Nashos' Remembrance Day service will be the first held in the region.’
    • ‘Many Nashos served overseas in international conflicts during the 1960's.’
    • ‘The Nashos marched to the chapel from the Warrant Officers and Senior Sailors' Mess.’
    • ‘We are so used to having the freedom to choose what we want to do - Nashos didn't have that luxury.’
    • ‘Most Nashos still hold the camaraderie and mateship of their time close to their hearts.’

Origin

1950s: a corruption of national.

Pronunciation

nasho

/ˈnaʃəʊ/