Meaning of “digger” in the English Dictionary

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"digger" in British English

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diggernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪɡ.ər/ us /ˈdɪɡ.ɚ/

a machine used for digging:

a mechanical digger

Australian English a person who mines for gold (= removes it from under the ground)

See also

Australian English informal an Australian soldier, especially one who fought in the First World War

(Definition of “digger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)