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down under

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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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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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