05 July 2012

Kiwi Slang (part 4)

And here's the last part, covering S-Z

Sammie – sandwich

Scab – unlawfully demand somebody for food or money

Scarfie – university student

Scrogin – trail mix of nuts and raisins

Scull – to drink quickly

Sesh – a period of time when marijuana is smoked

Section – plot of land

Shake a leg – command to hurry up


She'll be right – everything will be fine, “Don’t wary about your broken car, she’ll be right”

Shout – to buy something for everyone

Shot – thanks, cheers

Silver fern –  native plant  , one of the nation

Singlet – sleeveless under shirt

Skint – short on money

Sleepout – smal building separate from the main house, typically used for additional accommodation

Smidgen – smal amount

Smoko – short break from work which usually involves smoking

Snarler – sausage

Snarky – mixture of sarcasm and nasty

Snooty – packing a sad

Sparkie – electrician

Spanner – wrench

Spud – potato

Spew – to vomit

Spit the dummy – throw a tantrum

Squizz – to take or ask for a look at something

Stocked – very pleased

Stubby – small bottle of beer

Stuffed up – made a mistake

Stubby – small bottle of beer

Stuffed – tired

Strapped for cash – low on cash

Sticky tape – cello tape

Sunnies – sunglasses

Sussed out – understood

Super – elderly pension scheme, superannuation

Sweet as –something really good
Ta – thanks

Tata – goodbye

Takeaways – fastfood

Take a hike – go away

Taxi – cab

Tea – dinner

Tertiary education – education above secondary school

Tramping – hiking

Togs – swim suit

Toll call – long distance phone call

Thick – not so smart

The States – U.S.A.

Tip – rubbish dump

Tiki tour – scenic tour

Tin foil – aluminum foil

Tinny – a tin foil wrap which contains marijuana

Tip – dump or recycle depot

Too much – great, very pleased

Tu meke – great (Maori origin)

Uni - university

Ute - small pickup truck

Valet – professional car cleaning service

Varsity – university

Vegemite – popular spread, made from yeast extract, imported from Australia

Vivid – popular brand of permanent marker that has become a generic term.

Vogel's Bread – popular brand of wholegrain bread

Waka – vehicle

Waiwai express – walking, “We are taking the Waiwai express across the hill”

Wet blanket – someone who spoils all the fun

Wops – rural area

Whanau – family (Maori origin)

Winge – complain, “He winges a lot”

Wobbly – tantrum

Yak – general conversation, “We have been yaking on the phone for a while”

Yates – popular brand of  gardening products

Yonks – long time, “Have not seen you for yonks”

Zed – common pronunciation of letter Z

For your interest, here's the link to the other parts:
Part 1: A-C
Part 2: D-K
Part 3: L-R
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