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noun 
  1. A large piece of machinery that digs up holes.
  2. One who digs.
  3. (Australia) An Australian soldier.
Etymology: 
  • (Sense 3) Derived from Australian Colonial goldfields terminology. The term represents the mateship of common interests and activities where most of the population were gold miners, and almost everybody was a mate, a "digger", with a common cause against the troopers, the traps, the mining licence inspectors. See also cobber.



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