Gentle-annie meaning

(Australia, New Zealand, informal) A long uphill road or trail without a resting place.

Gentle Annie Hill, New Zealand.

Gentle Annie Rise, Tasmania.

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Origin of gentle-annie

  • Possibly related to the Celtic goddess Anann (an aspect of the Mórrígan responsible, among other things, for culling weak cattle) or to the Stephen Foster song Gentle Annie (1856).
    From Wiktionary