- a member of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I.
- a soldier from Australia or New Zealand.
- any Australian or New Zealander.
Origin of Anzac
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for anzac
Yet (and despite the Peter Weir movie "Gallipoli"), it was not an ANZAC show only.The History Behind ANZAC Day
April 25, 2013
He ranked with the Anzac and the Lowland Scot in the great adventure.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
There I picked up Birdie and heard the Anzac part of the battle.
Got on the wires and found no news from Anzac nor more from de Lisle.
This evening we were all in good form owing to the news from Anzac.
Am pressing him to hurry up with his canteens at Helles, Anzac and Suvla.
- (in World War I) a soldier serving with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
- (now) any Australian or New Zealand soldier
- the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915
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Word Origin and History for anzac
1915, acronym of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. First used in reference to the Gallipoli campaign.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper