Part of speech: noun
Origin: Australian English, 1960s
The English language as spoken by Australians.
The Australian accent.
Examples of Strine in a sentence
"To American ears, Strine can sound like a foreign language."
"If you head down to the beach, you'll hear plenty of Strine from the surfers."
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It's all in the accent. Strine is a slangy term for Australian English, or just the accent. Say "strine" outloud and it will all make sense — even if you can't understand the accent.
Did you Know?
Strine can include bits of slang like "g'day, mate!" and "no worries!" but the term was created to describe the long stretches of words that run together in the Australian accent.