Anzac

noun

An·​zac ˈan-ˌzak How to pronounce Anzac (audio)
: a soldier from Australia or New Zealand

Examples of Anzac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bass recapitulates the trial testimony of Fleming Brien, who, as a 19-year-old Anzac private from Sydney, sustained a shrapnel wound while fighting in the wilderness outside Singapore. Michael Washburn, National Review, 31 Dec. 2023 While Prince Harry has been wearing the symbol throughout his life, Meghan began wearing poppies at her first Anzac Day service in 2018 alongside Harry just one month before their royal wedding. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 William, Prince of Wales Prince William was photographed at The Anzac Day 2023 Dawn Service in Hyde Park a few days ago. Brittany Natale, Redbook, 5 May 2023 Meghan, 40, began wearing poppies at her first Anzac Day service in 2018 alongside Harry just one month before their royal wedding. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 10 Nov. 2021 Every year on Anzac Day on April 25, Australians and New Zealanders commemorate and honor the Anzacs and all service people who served and died in wars, conflicts, or peacekeeping operations. Lara Lee, Bon Appétit, 19 Apr. 2021 Australian authorities later revealed that the Melbourne cell had planned a gruesome attack on Anzac Day (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps Day), in which the plotters would run over a police officer, behead him, and then use his weapon to carry out a shooting spree in Melbourne. Nathaniel Barr, Foreign Affairs, 23 Nov. 2015

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Word History

Etymology

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anzac was in 1915

Cite this Entry

“Anzac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anzac. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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