What does bugga mean in New Zealand?

What does bugga mean in New Zealand?

Meaning: damn, crap, *other expletives*

What do Kiwis call condoms?

One of the most known nicknames for condom is rubber. However, if you go to a convenience store in Australia or New Zealand and ask for a rubber, you will be handed an eraser. This could make for awkward moments for Kiwis or Aussies traveling abroad who just want to erase a mistake: “Could I have a rubber, mate?”

What does Chur Bro mean?

You can use this classic Kiwi slang to show gratitude or appreciation. As explained above, it can also mean “sweet as” or “that’s awesome”. As in: “I’ll help you change your flat tyre.” “Chur, bro.”

What does the Maori word tutu mean?

In Maori, a tutu is a native shrub, yet in Kiwi slang, we use the term as a verb, as in to ‘fiddle around with something,’ such as ‘to give the broken cupboard door a bit of a ‘tutu.

What is a Kiwi slang?

“Kiwi” (/ˈkiːwi/ KEE-wee) is a common self-reference used by New Zealanders, though it is also used internationally. Unlike many demographic labels, its usage is not considered offensive; rather, it is generally viewed as a symbol of pride and endearment for most people of New Zealand.

What do NZ call flip flops?

Jandals: Flip flops/thongs. A bit like going barefoot, which Kiwis love!

What does gutted mean in New Zealand?

so upset
So gutted – “so upset” (but not really) Knuckle under – “Get down to business”, “buckle down” Tosser – “waste of space”

How do you say thank you in New Zealand?

As well as being used as a greeting, kia ora is also a general expression of appreciation. Tēnā koe (to one person), tēnā kōrua (to two people), or tēnā koutou (to three or more people) also means thank you in Māori.

Why do Kiwis say wee?

South Islanders often use the word wee to describe something little, as the Scots do. They use the word stoked a lot more over here than we do back home. I have no idea how to respond when a Kiwi says ‘yeah nah’. Is that a yes or a no, then?

What is Churrr?

(chûr) The sharp whirring or trilling sound made by some insects and birds, such as the grasshopper and partridge. intr.v. churred, churr·ing, churrs. To make a sharp whirring sound.

What does Tutu stand for?


Acronym Definition
TUTU Topside Umbilical Termination Unit (oil and gas industry)

What is New Zealand slang?

Kiwi Slang 101

  • Dairy: Corner store selling day-to-day essentials including milk, newspapers and dollar lolly bags.
  • Bach: Holiday home pronounced ‘batch’.
  • Jandals: Flip flops/thongs.
  • Togs: Swimming wear.
  • Scroggin: Also known as Trail Mix.
  • Beaut: Great, excellent.
  • Bro: An endearment for a close friend, usually a male.