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Old 12 May 2018, 07:06 AM
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Yeah soldiers, probably because of the trenches in world war 1. But you may also call a friend a "Digger" in more of a joshing way now as it is a bit old fashioned. Maybe it's meaning a mate came about referring to an army buddy?

I just checked in my old "The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary" (from school days so published in 1976) and not only are the top two correct but it is or was, used to mean gold digger as in miner rather then someone who marries for money,

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