Definition of Sandgroper in English:

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Sandgroper

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noun

Australian informal
A Western Australian.
Example sentences
  • As are Sandgropers Gareth and Robert.
  • Only now, after a season of raised eyebrows, are Melburnians getting wise to the Sandgropers' in-joke, and have now added to the challenge.
  • Moreover, the last time Western Australia had played Tasmania, at the previous year's Adelaide carnival, the Sandgropers had done virtually as they pleased all day en route to 113 point victory.

Origin

Late 19th century: so named because of the large amount of sand in Western Australia.

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