hard yakka

hard work, associated with labouring

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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  • hard yakka — noun /hɑːd ˈjækə/ hard work , 1988: The men who did all the hard yakka believed in a short cut – shoot the bastards; it was cheaper and easier. Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked …   Wiktionary

  • Hard yakka — hard manual labour; laborious physical work …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hard yakka — I Australian Slang hard manual labour; laborious physical work II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) hard work, associated with labouring …   English dialects glossary

  • Bloody hard yakka — very hard work …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bloody hard yakka — Australian Slang very hard work …   English dialects glossary

  • Yakka — is a loan word from two different Australian Aboriginal languages, both now commonly used in broader Australian English vocabulary. The word may refer to:* Hard work, from the Jagara people of Moreton Bay. It was spelled yakker or yacker until… …   Wikipedia

  • yakka — /ˈjækə / (say yakuh) –noun 1. Colloquial work: *The old man come up the hard way but his kids ll always have plenty others to do the hard yakka. –mary durack, 1959. –verb (i) 2. Obsolete to work: to yakka in the paddock all day. Also, yacker,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Yakka — (hard manual) work …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • yakka — /yak euh/, n. Australian. work, esp. hard work. [1885 90; earlier sp. yacker, yakker; of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • yakka — Australian Slang (hard manual) work, an Aboriginal term …   English dialects glossary

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