Definition of waltz (or walk) Matilda in English:

waltz (or walk) Matilda


NZ, Australian
informal, archaic
  • Carry a bundle of personal belongings.

    • ‘His ‘we will go waltzing Matilda with you’ told the world exactly where Australia stood.’
    • ‘A policeman taking a sullen swagman in tow might tell him: ‘You'll come waltzing Matilda…’’
    • ‘And so his ghost may be heard as we pass by that billabong: ‘You never came a-waltzing Matilda with me.’’
    • ‘I'm the one who waltzed Matilda; I am Australian.’