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noun Informal.
  1. Australian English.
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Origin of strine

1964; jocular representation of the supposed pronunciation of Australian by uneducated Australian speakers
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Examples from the Web for strine

Historical Examples

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for strine


  1. a humorous transliteration of Australian pronunciation, as in Gloria Soame for glorious home
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Word Origin

C20: a jocular rendering, coined by Alastair Morrison, of the Australian pronunciation of Australian
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