- Australian English.
Origin of strine
1964; jocular representation of the supposed pronunciation of Australian by uneducated Australian speakers
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Historical Examples of strine
It's beginning to tell on 'is 'ealth, the strine and diserpointment, and I wants it stopped.Mr. Punch's Golf Stories
We now proceeded on our ramble, and I espied about one hundred yards off a heron on the bank of the Strine.
- a humorous transliteration of Australian pronunciation, as in Gloria Soame for glorious home
Word Origin for Strine
C20: a jocular rendering, coined by Alastair Morrison, of the Australian pronunciation of Australian
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