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Aussie Australian English

Meaning: Australian, Australia

For example:

  • My mate Bruce says he's a typical Aussie because he likes beer, sports, mates, cars and girls, in that order.

  • Have you ever seen Aussie Rules football? It's a bit like rugby, but much faster and more spectacular.

Note: also sometimes spelt "Ozzie"

Origin: short for Australia

Variety: This is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says they saw some Aussies, it means they saw
  1. some ostriches
  2. some Austrians
  3. some Australians

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