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2019 Trendy Kiwi Slang Terms

People from different English speaking countries say that New Zealand slang is not very easy to understand specifically when kiwis are harsh. Lets see how you feel after going through this complete list of slang used in NZ language and how they use it!

Kiwi Slang


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Fly Cemetery = a pastry filled with fruit-mince

Off one’s Trolley = of a person: very angry, very upset

Bite Ya Bum! = an exclamation of anger/contempt/dismissal

Wrote the Book = of a person: knows everything there is to know about a subject

Bunch of Cake Eaters = soft men, weak men

Moonlight Flit = leaving a rented property at night to avoid paying the rent

Hangman = an independent person who enjoys a good time and doesn’t worry about tomorrow

Grandstand = to seek attention, to show off

Put someone’s Weights Up = to embarrass someone, to inform on someone

HayBurner = a racehorse that costs more in feed & fees than it makes in winnings

Good Bugger = a friend, a person who is a giver and not a taker

Swan about/around = It is sued to say some one relax, to stop working, to waste time

Stack up the Zeds = ZZZZzzzzzzz means to sleep

Keep your Wool on! = It is sued in the case of reduction of anger/panic/stress

Attention Span of a Gnat = It is related to a person: lacking concentration, with minimal focus

Lick into Shape = Kiwi uses this slang for forcefully improve someone or something

Eyes Painted on = it is use for a referee/umpire: missing the obvious, useless

Double Bank = It means double = dub = to carry a passenger on the bar of one’s bike

Couple of Jars = “Hey Jam lets have a dinner and couple of jars after word tonight”. It means a prolonged beer-drinking session

Blue Sky = Very positive Kiwi slang for adjective: creative, idealistic, new, visionary

No Skin off My Nose! = it is used for apathy/disinterest

Plastic Fantastic = It is sued for debit card, a credit card

Gobby =Kiwi use this slang to express a person who is garrulous, self-opinionated

Rooted =It is used for a person: exhausted = of an object: broken, useless = of a project: unlikely to proceed

Blood’s Worth Bottling =It is to express for person: admirable, helpful, staunch

Dab Hand = It means an accomplished operator, a skilled exponent

Back-Blocksy = A Kiwi slang for basic, simple, unsophisticated

Who’s Milking This Cow! = It is used to express retort aimed at anyone attempting to tell one what to do and how to do it

Box of Fluffies! = It is a slang for upbeat retort to the perennial greeting

Horse About/Around = This slang is used to express, have fun, to relax

Drop like a Hot Scone = It is to immediately stop associating with

Balls! = It is an exclamation of disagreement/disbelief

Like a Fart in the wind = To express ephemeral, hidden, invisible, secret

Laughing Gear = Kiwis use these words for expressing one’s mouth, one’s teeth

Bushman’s Friend = It is any plant with leaves large enough and soft enough to be used as toilet paper

Wired = Used for a person: energized, manic, stimulated

Offski = When someone is saying of exiting, leaving, withdrawing – “I’ll see you next week, I’m offski.

Good sport = He is a good sport. Means an easy-going person, a fair-minded person

Fiddle-arse about = I am not going to fiddle-are about.Means not going to dither, to waste time

You make a better door than a window! = New Zealanders use this exclamation demanding someone moves out of one’s line of sight

In old money = It is used for expressing a previous system of measuring – ‘Rai is at least six feet seven in old money’

Walkies = Hey bro you are enjoying walkies. It means the act of exercising one’s pet

In crappers ditch = When kiwis are in trouble with respect to financial strife, in very serious trouble

Storming = It means to express performance: aggressive, impressive

Chur Bro! = This is used for cheering. like cher bro! = cheers brother! = an exclamation of farewell/thanks/welcome

First Cab Off the Rank = Kiwis use this sentence for a person who arrives first or the first project to be considered

Hundy = It is Kiwi slang for a $100 banknote, one hundred dollars (abbreviation)

Crook in the guts = It is used for persons to call them sick, unwell

Bugger! = It is expression of annoyance/frustration/regret

Bollock hair = Kiwis use this slang to express very small unit of measurement – ‘We were within half a bollock hair of winning the match yesterday.

Loaded to the Gunnels = It is slang to express when someone is extremely drunk

Give it a Whack = Means to make an effort, to try something. Hello Jams, why don’t you give it a whack.

Sus – Its is shortest form to express when someone looks suspicious. “Did you observe she looks a bit sus”

Stink one – It means to disappoint someone.“Have you got UEFA final match ticket?” “No” “Aw stink one ”

Keen – Someone is enthusiastic about someone or something.“Do you wanna go to the hike ?” “Keen”

Jandal – Changed form of Sandal. “She preferred to put on black jandals”

Skux – Its different form of saying someone Hot / trendy . For Example “Amanda looks skux in that dress”

Nek minute – Its short form of ‘Next minute’ Like “ She was at the zoo, nek minute”

Mare – It means difficult time “We are going through mare today”

Pack a sad –This word is used when someone is having a tantrum “My brother is packing a sad”.

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Slang Resources:

The website Dictionary can help a lot to know teen slang words.Slang words change frequently and this dedicated dictionary is great updated content source.

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