digger

noun
dig·​ger | \ ˈdi-gər How to pronounce digger (audio) \

Definition of digger

1a : one that digs
b : a tool or machine for digging
2 Digger, dated, offensive : an indigenous person of the western United States from a culture (such as that of the Paiute) that traditionally dug roots for food
3 or Digger, chiefly Australia and New Zealand : an Australian or New Zealand soldier

First Known Use of digger

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Digger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digger. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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