Kiwi Slang

Learning New Zealand slang (Kiwi slang) is essential if you are living, studying, or travelling in New Zealand. Even if you are from an English speaking country, there are many words in the Kiwi vocabulary that are not used in Australia, the United Kingdom, or the USA. New Zealand English has adopted many words from the Maori language, including greetings, activities, body parts, and of course food!

Kiwi Slang Dictionary


If you hear or read a New Zealand colloquial or slang word or phrase and would like an explanation of what it means then feel welcome to ask a question in the form below.


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  1. Cameron Ridsdale
    Cameron Ridsdale February 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm |

    We learned a good Kiwi slang golf term last week. On the green “a dead sheep” means you are still away.

    *a dead sheep = still ewe

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  2. jack
    jack March 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm |

    when you are in NZ remember to order fush ‘n’ chups

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