nounmass nouninformal New Zealand
1New Zealand English, especially when spoken with a broad or stereotypical New Zealand accent.
- ‘turns out some words in New Zild don't mean the same as in the US’
- 1.1New Zealand.
- ‘apricots are out of season in New Zild’
- ‘He never fit the typical New Zild rugged rugby stereotype.’
- ‘In New Zild, people usually just go "That's a strange name."’
- ‘I repeat my claim, Wake up New Zild!’
- ‘He will need to get in quick or he will suffer his second bout of regime change and his advisers will need to coach him on correct New Zild etiquette.’
- ‘The New Zild programme makes this point cleverly.’
- ‘She is the indomitable ambassadress of New Zild speak.’
- ‘The channel is in danger of embodying more of a New Zild spirit than our own state broadcaster.’
- ‘Trying to play by genre rules in a New Zild accent is a tricky thing.’
- ‘It's been a successful wooing of the Dunedin public with quality comedy, much of it purest New Zild.’
- ‘He certainly leapt on the opportunity to paint such a tax as an un-New Zealand death duty that most would reject as an unpatriotic attack on a sacred New Zild right of wealth creation.’
adjectiveinformal New Zealand
Relating to New Zealand or New Zealanders.
- ‘the typical New Zild rugged rugby stereotype’
1960s a contraction based on a stereotyped broad, clipped pronunciation of New Zealand.
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