1. a member of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I.
  2. a soldier from Australia or New Zealand.
  3. any Australian or New Zealander.

Origin of Anzac

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for anzac


  1. (in World War I) a soldier serving with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
  2. (now) any Australian or New Zealand soldier
  3. 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.

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