Strine

/straɪn / (say struyn)

noun
1. Colloquial Australian English, humorously and affectionately regarded.
2. the form of it which appeared in the books of Alistair Morrison, pen-name `Afferbeck Lauder', where it was written in scrambled form to suggest excessive assimilation, ellipsis, etc., as in Gloria Soame for glorious home, muncer go for months ago, Afferbeck Lauder for alphabetical order, etc.
3. Colloquial an Australian: only a few Strines turned up.
adjective
4. Colloquial Australian: the Strine way of doing things.
Also, strine. {representation of Australian, as pronounced in this form of Australian English; coined by AA Morrison in 1964}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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