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down under

or Down Under

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noun
  1. Australia or New Zealand.
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adverb
  1. in, to, or into Australia or New Zealand.
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Origin of down under

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • Her respect for the strange, the birdlike man from Down-Under skyrocketed.

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade

  • Overawed and mystified the lone passenger from Down-Under took in the scene while the big plane circled with diminished speed.

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade


British Dictionary definitions for down under

down under

noun
  1. Australia or New Zealand
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adverb
  1. in or to Australia or New Zealand
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