digger
An Australian soldier. The term was applied during the First World War to Australian and New Zealand soldiers because so much of their time was spent digging trenches. An earlier Australian sense of diggerwas 'a miner digging for gold '. Billy Hughes, prime minister during the First World War, was known as theLittle Digger. First recorded in this sense 1916.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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