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Slang Dictionary – Issue 3

Language is a constant evolution. What is “cool” today might not be “hip” tomorrow. That is just the price you pay for aging. So, knowing that by the time these are in print they may all be outdated we have put together a kiwi slang dictionary to help both our international and domestic students acclimatise to the University of Waikato.

 

Beezy

Definition: How you describe the girl you met at the Outback to your mates the morning after.

In a sentence: “That beezy you met last night was way out of your league Josh.” 

Synonym: None that aren’t derogatory. 

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: Honestly, if you are a mature student looking to describe someone you met at the Outback to your mates, then there are more important questions to ask yourself.

 

Boozed

Definition: Another word for drunk

In a sentence: “I’m not getting boozed tonight, I’m still dusty from last night.”

Synonym: Smashed, sloshed, or gone.

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “I’m not a teetotaler but I don’t like to be completely inebriated.”  

 

Bro

Definition: An endearment for a close friend, usually a male.

In a sentence: “I love you bro, happy new year.”

Synonym: Nah. Nothing quite compares to bro.

Should a mature student use this word: Situationally. You and everyone around you will know if you can pull off a “bro” without sounding trite.

 

Chur

Definition: Kiwi for thanks, cool, or sweet.

In a sentence: “Chur bro.” 

Synonym: Again, nothing quite compares.

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “Thank you very much for this, it is absolutely appreciated.”

 

Dusty

Definition: Your one word answer when your flatmate asks how you’re feeling after a big night out.

In a sentence: “I’m way too dusty after last nights piss up. I need a Powerade.”

Synonym: Hungover, wrecked or maggoted. 

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “It appears I had a few too many Sauvignon Blanc last night. I should get a Berocca.”

 

Flake

Definition: To cancel a prearranged meeting or event, particularly at the last minute.

In a sentence: “Probably going to flake on the boys and stay in with the missus tonight.”

Synonym: Bail 

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “Probably going to let them know I won’t be in attendance tonight without good reason.”

 

Frothie

Definition: A cold drink – typically alcoholic. 

In a sentence: “Want to go for a frothie at Sams before hitting Back Bar tonight?”

Synonym: Bevvy or brewski.

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “Should we go for a drink before our Tupperware party tonight?”

 

Hard out

Definition: To agree with what someone is saying with enthusiasm or when replying to a question to mean “yes”.

In a sentence: “Yeah, hard out. I’m keen to go to that flat party tonight.”

Antonym: Nah bol.

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “I am 100 percent behind your course of action, friend.”

 

Hospo 

Definition: Short for hospitality. 

In a sentence: “Up for hospo night this Tuesday?”

Synonym: None. Hospo is Hospo.

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “Shall we go to a bar on Tuesday for some after work drinks? Perhaps we can go to Bah Mi first.”

 

Mean

Definition: Having the required qualities; of a high standard or to agree.

In a sentence: “Mean!”

Synonym: Sick

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “Great. I concur with your suggestion.”

 

Munted

Definition: When something is really broken or someone is highly intoxicated.

In a sentence: “Did you see Harry last night? He was so munted.”

Antonym: Straight or dry

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “Was it me or did Harry seem a little under the weather last night?”

 

Piss

Definition: Alcohol beverage

In a sentence: “On the piss.”

Synonym: None

Should a mature student use this word: Yes 

Mature student replacement sentence: Let’s be honest your grandad was using this word. It defies generational nuance. There is a good chance your parents were singing “College on the piss” while walking to the Hilly.

 

Stoked

Definition: Happy about something.

In a sentence: “I’m stoked I got a B on that group assignment”

Synonyms: Chuffed

Should a mature student use this word: No

Mature student replacement sentence: “I’m absolutely thrilled I got an A on that group assignment. I just wish other people had helped.”

 

Yeah, nah.

Definition: No

In a sentence: “Yeah, nah”

Antonym: Nah, yeah

Should a mature student use this word: Yeah, nah

Mature student replacement sentence: No