(Aus.) a person from Tasmania.
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xli 4/2: taswegian: Tasmanian.|
|Sydney Morn. Herald 24 Sept. 1/9: Mrs E. Taylor [...] a third generation Tasmanian, is concerned at a current fashion for calling Tasmanians Taswegians.|
|G’DAY 42: Tasmanians, also known as Taswegians.|
|Lex. of Cadet Lang. 385: Taswegian [...] a Tasmanian. The -wegian element of the term (deriving from such formations as ‘Norwegian’, ‘Glaswegian’) italicises the perceived ‘alienness’ of Tasmania and Tasmanians.|
|Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI) 14 Apr. F4/4: The population, which sometimes calls itself Taswegian, feels itself a very separate entity from Australia.|