[ an-zak ]

  1. a member of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I.

  2. a soldier from Australia or New Zealand.

  1. any Australian or New Zealander.

Origin of Anzac

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby Anzac Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Anzac in a sentence

  • Yet (and despite the Peter Weir movie "Gallipoli"), it was not an Anzac show only.

  • The burial of 3,000 Turks by armistice at Anzac seems to have been carried out without a hitch.

  • As Helles, Anzac and Tenedos have each been ruled out, we are going to doss down on this sandbank opposite us.

  • As they drew near they came under fire of our destroyers and of the Anzac guns and were badly knocked about and broken up.

  • After all's said and done the troops at Helles and Anzac are still perfectly game and we have got nearer our goal.

  • He slackened his pace at sight of an Anzac officer rolling on the ground, coughing and spitting up frothy blood.

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British Dictionary definitions for Anzac


/ (ˈænzæk) /

  1. (in World War I) a soldier serving with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

  2. (now) any Australian or New Zealand soldier

  1. the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in 1915

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