Origin of digger
Examples from the Web for diggers
Historical Examples of diggers
For too many of the diggers, though they work like horses, spend like asses.
I was tolerably successful with the diggers working at their claims.
Shovels are furnished by the diggers themselves in Chicago, Ill.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
In other words, diggers swarmed to the spot, with no idea of law but digger's law.A Simpleton
I was witness, too, of an encounter between two large parties of diggers.A Voyage round the World
- an Australian or New Zealander, esp a soldier: often used as a term of address
- (as modifier)a Digger accent
mid-15c., "one who digs," agent noun from dig (v.). The communistic movement in England so called from 1649.