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Contemporary Examples

Australians have embraced the “great Aussie cossie” and made it a national treasure.
Ban the Speedo! Sean Macaulay October 4, 2009

The Aussie delivers one of the best performances of his career in the riveting thriller Prisoners.
Hugh Jackman on ‘Prisoners,’ the Oscars, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ and More Marlow Stern September 15, 2013

This toned Aussie went from fat to fit by eating dozens of bananas a day—and little else.
Why the ‘30 Bananas a Day Diet’ Is Monkey Business Abby Haglage January 1, 2014

You can imagine their reaction, then, when 25-year-old Aussie heartthrob Brenton Thwaites was hired to play 12-year-old Jonas.
‘The Giver’ Star Brenton Thwaites Knows You Think He’s Too Old to Play Jonas Kevin Fallon August 12, 2014

Joe: I was actually talking about doing the character that Tarantino plays—the Aussie.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore Talk Sundance’s ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ Porn, and Love Marlow Stern January 19, 2013

The Aussie group Aston classes up the joint with a gorgeous cover of “Telephone” arranged in classical style.
11 Hilarious Lady Gaga Wannabes The Daily Beast Video May 29, 2010

The pictures published today in the Aussie magazine Women’s Day show the pair flashing plenty of flesh on the Seychelles beach.
William and Kate Honeymoon Photos Published Tom Sykes July 9, 2012

One can understand why the Aussie gossip mags may not be too troubled at repeating Hay’s nonsensical claims.
Who Would Believe Anything Jessica Hay Says About Kate Middleton? Er, The LA Times… Tom Sykes January 30, 2013

In 2008, square-jawed Aussie, Hugh Jackman took the top honor.
‘People’ Magazine’s Sexiest White Man Alive: Channing Tatum Tricia Romano November 14, 2012

Historical Examples

Gus Krinsley had said: “I’m a lost soul down there, Aussie.”
The Brain Alexander Blade

adjective, noun
an informal word for Australian (rare) Australia

short for Australian (n.) or Australia, attested from 1917.


: the Aussie movie industry


An Australian


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