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Mutton Shunter

Mutton Shunter
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Definition: Policeman

Usage: “Is the Queen in town or something? There’s mutton shunters on every blasted corner!”

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Gigglemug

Gigglemug
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Definition: An habitually smiling face

Usage: “These Miss Universe contestants are just a bunch of gigglemugs.”

Fly Rink

Fly Rink
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Definition: A polished bald head

Usage: “Be sure to wear glasses if you go outside; Grandpa’s fly rink is blinding today.”

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Juggins-Hunting

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Definition: Looking for a man who will pay for liquor

Usage: “Jess forgot all her cash at home, so she’s off juggins-hunting again.”

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Sauce-box

Sauce-box
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Definition: The mouth

Usage: “When my kids won’t stop talking, I give them some chips just to fill their little sauce-boxes.”

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Bags o’ Mystery

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Definition: A satirical term for sausages, because no man but the maker knows what is in them

Usage: “Hope there’s no intestine in these bags o’ mystery; I’m trying to cut down on intestine.”

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Arf’arf’an’arf

Arf’arf’an’arf
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Definition: A figure of speech, meaning “drunk”

Etymology: Order an “arf-an-arf” (or “half-and-half”) in a London pub and you’ll receive a malty cocktail of half black beer, half ale. Add one more ‘arf of beer to the mix and your mug suddenly runneth over; you, chum, must be arf’arf’an’arf – that is, drunk.

Usage: “Charlie ordered another Guinness? He’s already arf’arf’an’arf!”

Gas pipes

Gas pipes
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Definition: Name given to trousers when tight

Usage: “I just saw this poor hipster get his gas-pipes stuck in his unicycle spokes and totally eat kerb.”

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Pumblechook

Pumblechook
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Definition: Human ass

Etymology: From Uncle Pumblechook, a character in Dickens’ Great Expectations described as “that basest of swindlers”; greedy, pompous and piggish.

Usage: “This fat Pumblechook totally cut me off in his ute – then he gave me a sneer at the Macca’s drive-through.”

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Row-de-dow

Row-de-dow
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Definition: Riot

Etymology: A play on “row” (vintage slang for “quarrel”) or “rowdy.” Also spelled, “rowdydow.”

Usage: “When the police arrived to break up the Scrabble feud it escalated into a full-on row-de-dow.”

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