Australian

adjective
Aus·​tra·​lian | \ ȯ-ˈstrāl-yən How to pronounce Australian (audio) , ä-, ə- \

Definition of Australian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the continent or commonwealth of Australia, its inhabitants, or the languages spoken there
2 : of, relating to, or being a biogeographic region that comprises Australia, the islands north of it from Celebes eastward, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Polynesia

Australian

noun

Definition of Australian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of the Australian commonwealth
2 : a group of about 200 languages spoken by the aboriginal inhabitants of Australia

First Known Use of Australian

Adjective

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Australian was in 1795

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“Australian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Australian. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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Australian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Australian

: a person born, raised, or living in Australia

Australian

adjective
Aus·​tra·​lian | \ ȯ-ˈstrāl-yən How to pronounce Australian (audio) \

Kids Definition of Australian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Australia or the Australians

Australian

noun

Kids Definition of Australian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person born or living in Australia

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