Anzac



a member of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I.
a soldier from Australia or New Zealand.
any Australian or New Zealander.
Contemporary Examples

Yet (and despite the Peter Weir movie “Gallipoli”), it was not an Anzac show only.
The History Behind ANZAC Day David Frum April 24, 2013

Historical Examples

The fog thinned off, and showed the Anzac in still autumn sunshine, pushing through a misty expanse of grey landlocked bays.
Down Under With the Prince Everard Cotes

Am pressing him to hurry up with his canteens at Helles, Anzac and Suvla.
Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 Ian Hamilton

Like Anzac, he had been all over the world, and was very quiet and melancholy.
Letters from France Isaac Alexander Mack

Got on the wires and found no news from Anzac nor more from de Lisle.
Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 Ian Hamilton

The W/T station at Anzac will be able to intercept messages from seaplanes, but must not attempt to reply.
Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 Ian Hamilton

I’m on the hospital ship Gascon, a couple of miles off Anzac.
Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles Oliver Hogue

The Germans lost heavily at every point, especially around the Anzac Ridge, where they counterattacked six times.
The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII) Various

But at other times he stalked back as if he had won the battle of Anzac “on his own.”
Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles Oliver Hogue

Let us pass from the tragic vineyards of the south to the hungry hills of Anzac.
New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite

noun
(in World War I) a soldier serving with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
(now) any Australian or New Zealand soldier
the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915

1915, acronym of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. First used in reference to the Gallipoli campaign.
Australia and New Zealand Army Corps

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