GLOSSARY


Bolshier More bolshie. Belligerent.
Bum Buttocks
Chook Domestic hen
Crackers Crazy
Crate Day An unofficial holiday at the start of summer, where it is traditional to share a crate of beer.
Crook Sick
Dart (Slang) cigarette
Durrie/Durry (Slang) cigarette
Fag (Slang) cigarette
Fit as Extremely fit or good looking
GP General Practitioner. Family Doctor
Hard case Something or someone who is amusing and funny
In my grill Having someone up ‘In my face’
Joint Marijuana cigarette
Kōrero Talk
La-Z-Boy A brand of comfy adjustable armchair that you can recline and put your feet up.
MDMA 3,4-methylenedioxy-methanphetamine. A synthetic mood-altering drug. Also called ecstasy or molly.
Meth Methamphetamine (meth, P, ice, Tina) is an amphetamine-type stimulant.
Mokopuna Grandchild or descendent
Mouli To mulch something up
NCEA National Certificates of Educational Achievement; qualifications for senior secondary school students.
New Zealand, Aotearoa Not part of Australia
Not my cuppa tea Not something I like
OT Occupational therapy
On a pretty good wicket A cricketing term. Someone who is doing well financially and/or in a good position. Sitting pretty.
Pokie machines Slot machines in casinos and pubs for gambling
Pākehā White (European) New Zealander
Rollies Cigarettes made by the person out of roll-your-own loose tobacco
She’s right/ She’ll be right No need to worry. Everything will be alright.
Smoko Tea or coffee break at work. Traditionally when one would have a smoke.
Taily/ Tailie Tailormade (by a cigarette company) cigarette
Tamariki Children
Tinny House A house where one can buy 'tinnies'. A small amount of marijuana wrapped in tin foil.
Toke A puff (inhale) of a joint – see above
Whānau Family. Or any group that acts like a family.
Yeah nah Slang for No
‘Winging up’ Slang for ‘scooping up’ something