New Zealand English

And a couple of cultural references.
As used in the Earthcore series. If you're a Kiwi you might not need this!


aggro
angry / aggressive

all good
it’s fine 

Auckland (Aucks)
city where Anira lives

away with the fairies
absent-minded, daydreaming

bach
cabin with simple amenities

bare feet
common for children even in winter

bickies
biscuits (cookies)

blinkin'
another way to say bloomin'

bloke
dude

bludger
someone wanting something for nothing

Bombay
town atop hills south of Auckland

boot 
trunk (of a car)

bright spark
clever person

bro
brother, or a general informal term of address

bung
to put or chuck

cark it
die

chilly bin
portable cooler

chocka
full or busy

chur
thank you

crook
sick

cuz, cuzzie
cousin

cuzzybro
dude

dag
dried sheep turd, or a funny person

dairy
corner store selling basic groceries

dob in
tattle

docket
paper receipt from shop

dodgy
suspicious, not to be trusted

dole
government support

a doozy
something massive

the drink
body of water

egg
idiot

ensuite
bathroom attached to a bedroom

faaaa
“far out”

fizzy drink
soda

flash
fancy

flog off
sell

fossick
rummage

fulla
fella, dude

gap it
run

gizza
give-us-a (similar to "gimme a")

greasies
fish and chips

grebe 
black water bird similar to a small duck

grizzle
grumpy baby talk

half-pie
half-hearted

handbag
a woman's reticule

hardout
extreme

hissy fit
tantrum

hokey pokey
hard caramel often in ice cream

hoon/hooning
speedster, racing a vehicle

hosing down
raining hard

hurl
vomit

iceblock
frozen juice on a stick

Jafa
just another (freakin’) Aucklander

jandals
flip flops

juvie
juvenile detention

kerb
“curb”

kikuyu
tough, springy grass that grows in networks

kindy
kindergarten

local rag
newspaper

longlife milk
UHT carton

loo 
toilet

mate
buddy

munted
destroyed or damaged

naff off
buzz off

nappy
diaper

nek minnit
next minute (from a viral video)

on side
on the same team

pavement
"sidewalk"

pong
a strong odour

prang
dent in car, or accident (fender bender)

pram
baby stroller

pull the other one!
implies someone is trying to pull your leg

rack off!
get lost!

ranchslider
glass sliding door

rattle yer dags
hurry up (running sheep often rattle)

refill pad
notepaper block with filing holes punched in it

rellies
relatives

scull
drink quickly

serviette
napkin

she’ll be right
it’ll be fine

shout / I’ll shout you
to pay for someone’s meal, etc.

silver fern
the ponga tree, whose leaves are green on top and white underneath

sinkbench
kitchen counter

skint
broke (no money)

skivvy
sweatshirt

sleepout
bed-only cabin often found in backyards

spinnaker
ballooning sail designed for going with the wind

squizz
look

strewth!
an exclamation

stuff up
screw up, fail

sunnies 
sunglasses

suss out
figure out

the Raza
informal term for the R.S.A., Returned Services’ Association (veterans’ club, often a restaurant and bar)

tiggy
Game of tag

togs
swimsuit

toilet block
notoriously draughty concrete building containing public conveniences

tomato sauce
ketchup (but better)

torch
flashlight

uni
university

ute
utility vehicle usually with a truck bed

Winter in Auckland
rarely reaches freezing except occasionally overnight, but wet and windy

wops
middle of nowhere

yak
talk, chat

yakka
work (mostly “hard yakka”)

yeah-nah
yes I hear you, but no I disagree

yonks
a long time

youse
you, plural






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