[ strahyn ]
/ straɪn /
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of strine
1964; jocular representation of the supposed pronunciation of Australian by uneducated Australian speakers
Words nearby strine
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British Dictionary definitions for strine
/ (straɪn) /
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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