This article is about the slang word for an Australian. For the Australian dollar also known as the "Aussie Dollar" or sometimes just "The Aussie", see Australian dollar
. For other uses, see Aussie (disambiguation)
Aussie is Australian slang for the words Australia , and Australian, and can be used in the form of an adjective, noun or proper noun.
In Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, and Ireland, the word is pronounced /ˈɒzi/ OZ-ee (Australian English [ˈɔzi]), with a /z/ sound; however, in the United States and Canada, it is most often pronounced /ˈɔːsi/ AW-see with an /s/ sound. Pronouncing the word with an /s/ in place of the /z/ is considered by Australians to be a canonically American error —similar to pronouncing the last syllables of Melbourne and Brisbane as "born" and "bane", respectively, rather than with a reduced vowel.
Ethnic usage 
Aussie is used defensively by some Australians as a term of identification for people of the traditional cultural group (of Anglo-Celtic descent).
See also 
- Down Under, a colloquialism referring to things related to, or coming from Australia.
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