down under

or Down Under


noun

Australia or New Zealand.

adverb

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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Example sentences from the Web for down under

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

    The Brain|Alexander Blade

British Dictionary definitions for down under

down under
/ informal /

noun

Australia or New Zealand

adverb

in or to Australia or New Zealand
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