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cornstalk Saltos de línea: corn|stalk
Pronunciación: /ˈkɔːnstɔːk/

Definición de cornstalk en inglés:

sustantivo

Australian /NZ informal
1A person born or resident in New South Wales: he was keen to recruit someone other than a cornstalk in order to counter the Sydney bias
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This retrospective view seems to have been drawn from the contemporary memoirs of one of the Australian soldiers, who wrote the New Zealanders differed materially from the 'Cornstalk' (New South Wales) troops.
  • People from Sydney were mere cornstalks “reared in semi-tropical climates”.
  • He was also keen to recruit someone other than a Cornstalk in order to counter the Sydeney bias.
1.1 archaic A native-born Australian, as distinct from an immigrant: as fast as the cornstalks grew, new settlers from Britain arrived with their cultural baggage
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  • He was one of the "cornstalks" of the Assembly.
  • Here was Young Australia trouncing the Old Cornstalks, and the Cornstalks cannot have enjoyed the experience.
  • The cornstalks represented a "long and attenuated form of growth" with poor muscular development.

Origen

Early 19th century: with allusion to the alleged tallness and leanness of native-born Australians.

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