puckeroo

Something that is broken, buggered, rooted or otherwise disfunctional. From Grant but with this addition from Jeff Law:- As a matter of interest, the correct spelling of 'Puckeroo' is, according to Reed's Maori Dictionary, 'Pakaru' meaning 'Break' or 'Broken'. I pondered over changing the spelling to the correct format, but decided against it, because the correct spelling bares little resemblance to the pronunciation as it stands today and the change could have caused even more confusion ;-)

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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  • puckeroo — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) Something that is broken, buggered, rooted or otherwise disfunctional. From Grant but with this addition from Jeff Law: As a matter of interest, the correct spelling of Puckeroo is, according to Reed s Maori Dictionary,… …   English dialects glossary

  • puckeroo — adjective Broken, not working …   Wiktionary

  • puckeroo — /ˈpʌkəru/ (say pukuhrooh) adjective, verb (t) NZ → pakaru. Also, pukaru …   Australian English dictionary

  • puckeroo — …   Useful english dictionary

  • New Zealand words — The following is a list of words used in New Zealand English, both shared with Australian English and unique to New Zealand English. Contents 1 Unique to New Zealand 2 Shared with Australia or other countries 3 Bibliography …   Wikipedia

  • pakaru — /ˈpakəru/ (say pahkuhrooh) NZ Colloquial –adjective 1. ruined, broken. –verb (t) 2. to ruin, break. Also, puckeroo. {Maori} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pakaru — var. puckeroo …   Useful english dictionary

  • pukeru — var. puckeroo a. and v …   Useful english dictionary

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