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Strine

[strayn]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Australian English, 1960s

1.

The English language as spoken by Australians.

2.

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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About Strine

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.

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