Definition of the Antipodes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Antipodes

BrE BrE//ænˈtɪpədiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtɪpədiːz//
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a way of referring to Australia and New Zealand, often used in a humorous way Word Originlate Middle English: via French or late Latin from Greek antipodes ‘having the feet opposite’, from anti ‘against, opposite’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’. The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Antipodes