Aussie is Australian slang for Australian and less commonly, Australia. Aussie can be used in the form of an adjective, noun, or proper noun.


In Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland, the word is pronounced /ˈɒzi/ OZ-ee (Australian English [ˈɔzi]), with a /z/ sound; however, in the United States, it is most often pronounced (incorrectly) /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.

Ethnic usage

Aussie is used defensively by a few Australians as a term of identification for people and as a nickname for the traditional cultural group (of Anglo-Celtic descent).