Definition of cornstalk in English:

cornstalk

noun

  • 1The stem of a corn plant.

  • 2Australian, New Zealand informal A person born or resident in New South Wales.

    • ‘he was keen to recruit someone other than a cornstalk in order to counter the Sydney bias’
    1. 2.1 archaic A native-born Australian, as distinct from an immigrant.
      • ‘as fast as the cornstalks grew, new settlers from Britain arrived with their cultural baggage’

Pronunciation

cornstalk

/ˈkôrnstôk/ /ˈkɔrnstɔk/

Origin

Early 19th century in cornstalk (sense 2) with allusion to the alleged tallness and leanness of native-born Australians.