Hughesilier


Hughesilier
/hjuzəˈlɪə/ (say hyoohzuh'lear)

noun World War I Colloquial
a man compulsorily enlisted for home defence purposes, after the failure of the 1916 conscription referendum.
{a play on the name of the Prime Minister Billy Hughes + (fus)ilier}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.