Cross, the n.
1. (Aus.) King’s Cross, Sydney, the ‘bohemian’ area of the town; thus crossite, one who lives there.
|Courtship of Uncle Henry 72: She breaks out once a fortnight. Goes round the wine bars at the Cross.|
|Joyful Condemned 90: She lived in a filthy cellar up at the Cross.|
|(con. 1944) Rats in New Guinea 21: Perce the Pansy, the darling of the pooftas’ parade at the Cross.|
|Glass Canoe (1982) 15: It was better up the Cross. King’s, not Southern.|
|Outside In Act II: That was before I went to Sydney, to the Cross.|
|Real Thing 79: ‘big Barry’ [...] was involved with some other gentlemen in massage parlours around the Cross.|
|Candy 34: We could go up to the Cross and check out the nightlife.|
|Luck in the Greater West (2008) 128: The Cross was alive with this sort of energy on any Friday night.|
2. King’s Cross, London, the area around the mainline railway station.
|Layer Cake 104: I jump on a train and it takes me about ten minutes into the Cross.|
(Aus.) an established inhabitant of the Kings Cross area of Sydney.
|Address: Kings Cross 68: By this time I felt like an old Crossite.|