nounAustralian • informal
waltz (or walk) Matilda
- Carry a bundle of possessions while traveling.More example sentences
- 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.’
late 19th century: from the given name Matilda.