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Strine

Syllabification: Strine
Pronunciation: /strīn
 
/
(also strine) informal

Definition of Strine in English:

noun

1The English language as spoken by Australians; the Australian accent, especially when considered striking or uneducated.
Example sentences
  • On this week's program, Bruce Shapiro explains and demonstrates the differences between speaking Strine and Speaking American.
  • I must tell you about this because I took a little break in Penang and these nine ladies were having breakfast, and it was pure Strine.
  • What knowledge I possess of the intricacies of Strine may fairly be blamed on this small volume.

adjective

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Of or relating to Australians or Australian English: he spoke with a broad Strine accent
More example sentences
  • Ex-Tampa families will soon have Strine accents and vocabularies.
  • The only difference was that the American update came as an ‘embassy notice’ while ours was its Strine equivalent, an ‘embassy bulletin’.
  • I bought it because it's Strine, because it's reasonably priced, and because it doesn't seem to have any inherently emetic properties.

Origin

1960s: representing the pronunciation of Australian in Strine.

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