New Zealand Slang
Ads - TV commercials, advertisements
Anklebiter - toddler, small child
Aotearoa - Maori name for New Zealand meaning land of the long white cloud
A & P Show - usually a 3 or 4 day event where farmers strut their stuff and win prizes for best cow, largest onion, best pikelet etc. (A&P = Agricultural & Pastoral)
Arse - rear end, butt
Arvo – afternoon
Bach - holiday home
Banger - sausage, as in bangers and mash
Barbie - barbecue
Beaut - great; good fun; "that'll be beaut mate"
Big smoke - large town or city
Biscuit - cookie
Bit of dag - hard case, comedian, person with character
Bitser - mongrel dog
Bloke - man
Blow me down - expression of surprise, as in; "Well! Blow me down, I didn't know that."
Bludge - to sponge off others; as in "dole bludger"
Bob's your Uncle - roughly translates to 'there ya go - that's all there is to it!' Just press this big red button that says 'Launch Missile', and "Bob's your uncle".
Bonk - to have sex with
Bonnet - car hood
Boohai - awry; out of the way non-existant place. As in "up the boohai shooting pukeko's with a long-handled shovel": said in response to "Where are you going?", and meaning either "Mind your own business" or "I'm just wandering around". Or "up the boohai" (out of place; awry)
Boot - car trunk
Box of birds/budgies - cheerful, happy, very good
Boxing day - the day after Christmas Day.
Braces - suspenders
Brassed off - disappointed, annoyed
Brekkie - Short for 'breakfast'
Brickie - bricklayer.
Brilliant - excellent; great; wonderful
Brown eye - to flash your naked butt at someone
Bring a plate - means bring a dish of food to share
Bugalugs - a bit like "mate" as in "how's it going bugalugs"
Bugger - damn!
Bugger all - not much, very little; as in "I know bugger all"
Buggered - exhausted
Bugger off - p1ss off, shove off, get out
Bum - rear end, butt
Bumper - fender
Bun-fight - social gathering with food
Bungy - kiwi slang for elastic strap, as in Bungy Jumping
Bun in the oven - pregnant
Bush - small and large trees and native plants densely packed together - sort of like a small forest.
Bust a gut - make an intense effort
Cackhanded - left handed, southpaw
Candyfloss - cottoncandy
Capsicum - green pepper
Car park - parking lot
Caravan - trailer, mobile home
Cardy - woollen button-up-the-front jersey (also cardie)
Carked it - died, kicked the bucket
Cast - immobilised, unable to get to your feet
Cheerio - goodbye
Cheerio - name for a cocktail sausage
Cheers - goodbye or thanks or good luck.
Chemist - pharmacy, drug store. Also a euphemism for druggist.
Cheque - check
Chick - slang word for woman/female
Chilly bin - sealable, usually polystyrene insulated box, for keeping beer & food cold
Chips - crisps (see Hot chips)
Chippy - builder, carpenter
Chocka - full, overflowing
Choc-a-block - full to overflowing
Chocolate fish - a chocolate covered marshmallow fish. Also frequently given (literally or figuratively) as a reward for a job well done; as in "Good on ya, mate. You deserve a chocolate fish".
Choice - very good
Chook - chicken
Chrissy - Christmas
Chrissy pressies - Christmas presents
Chuffed - pleased; as in "he was dead chuffed"
Chuddy - chewing gum
Chunder - vomit, throw up
Cockie - farmer
Cods wollop - untrue statement or remark is referred to as a "load of lod cods wollop".
Colly wobbles - a feeling of nausea usually associated with nervousness
Corker - very good
Cornflour - cornstarch
Cotton buds - Q-tips
Courgette - zucchini
Cracker - very good. See also wee cracker