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  • Welcome to this episode of Aussie English guys.

  • Today I want to go through 30 or so different words in Australian slang, Australian English,

  • that end with an 'O'.

  • Let's go.

  • Aggro.

  • Aggressive.

  • He's a bit of an agro guy.

  • That guy's a bit aggressive.

  • He's pretty aggro.

  • Aggro.

  • Alco.

  • Alcoholic.

  • Dad's a bit of an alcoholic.

  • You could say he's an alco.

  • Dad's an alco.

  • Alco.

  • Ambo.

  • Ambulance.

  • Can someone call the ambos?

  • I need to go to the hospital.

  • Ambo.

  • Arvo.

  • Afternoon.

  • What are you doing this arvo?

  • Not much.

  • I was thinking this arvo I might go to the beach.

  • Arvo.

  • Avo.

  • Avocado.

  • I love eating Avos.

  • Biffo.

  • This one I don't know where it came from, but it means a fight.

  • You fight with someone.

  • A biffo.

  • My mates are having a bit of a biffo at the moment.

  • They're actually having a biffo outside.

  • Look at them fight.

  • They having a biffo.

  • Biffo.

  • Bottle-o.

  • The bottle shop.

  • What are you doing this arvo?

  • (Do) you only get some alco from the bottle-o?

  • Let's go to the bottle-o.

  • Bottle-o.

  • Reno.

  • Renovation.

  • (I'm) doing a reno on my house at the moment.

  • Did you want to come over this arvo and help me with the reno?

  • Yeah, get some alco at the bottle-o as well on your way over.

  • Let's do it.

  • Reno.

  • Compo.

  • Compensation payment.

  • So this is like if you were injured and you got a payment from the government or from work.

  • Compo.

  • Dad injured is back at work and his on compo now, and he's turned into a bit of alco.

  • Defo.

  • Definitely.

  • I defo want to see you.

  • I defo want to go to the movies.

  • And as I am doing it there, it's often emphasised.

  • Oh, defo!

  • Defo.

  • Dero.

  • Derelict.

  • This one is used a bit, but it's a derogatory term for say someone who is poor, doesn't

  • have a job, but drinks a lot, is very... like a bogan, and uncouth person.

  • A dero.

  • Watch out for those guys.

  • They look like deros.

  • Be careful of him, mate.

  • He looks like a bit of a dero.

  • He's drinking alco in the street this arvo.

  • Dero.

  • Devo.

  • Devastated.

  • She was devo when her boyfriend left.

  • She was absolutely devo.

  • Devo.

  • Doco.

  • Did you want to come over this arvo and watch a doco?

  • Yeah. David Attenborough's on.

  • Let's watch that doco on the animals.

  • (I) love docos.

  • Doco.

  • Garbo.

  • Garbage collector.

  • Garbage man.

  • I hope I don't end up working as a garbo.

  • Damn those garbos this morning they came over

  • and woke me up when they were picking up the garbage.

  • Garbo.

  • Hospo.

  • Hospitality.

  • So this is usually when we're talking about restaurants, cafés, hotels.

  • I used to work in hospo, but I broke my leg, got some compo, and now I'm devo because I

  • don't have a job.

  • (I) turned into a bit of an alco really.

  • Hospo.

  • Journo.

  • A journalist.

  • My sister works as a journalist (journo* woops) for that newspaper.

  • She loves it.

  • Then she broke a leg and she's on some compo.

  • Journo.

  • Mo.

  • Moustache.

  • I always get a mo in November for Movember.

  • And Movember is the cause each year in November for raising money for prostate cancer.

  • And I think it is worldwide.

  • Mo.

  • Muso.

  • Musician.

  • My mate Marcus works as a music.

  • (He) loves it.

  • He's not really an alco, but he plays most arvos as a muso on stage.

  • Muso.

  • Peto.

  • Petrol.

  • We're almost out of fuel.

  • We're going to give it some peto.

  • Peto.

  • Povvo.

  • Poverty.

  • Except this is not used as a noun it's used as an adjective.

  • So it's a way of explaining what something is.

  • We never go to Target to get clothes, mate.

  • That's povvo as.

  • That is really povvo.

  • So it's like something poor people do.

  • Povvo.

  • Low quality.

  • Povvo.

  • Preggo.

  • Pregnant.

  • Check out that sheila over there mate.

  • She's definitely preggo.

  • Preggo.

  • Rego.

  • Registration for your car.

  • My rego's about to run out, mate.

  • I have got to go renew it this arvo.

  • Rego.

  • Relo.

  • Relative.

  • Have you got any relos coming over this arvo mate?

  • Nah, none of my relos are, just some mates.

  • Relo.

  • Roo.

  • Kangaroo.

  • (I) hate driving at night, 'cause sometimes you hit roos.

  • (You) see them everywhere in the farmland.

  • There's roos all over the shop.

  • Roo.

  • Salvos.

  • Salvation Army.

  • So this is a charity, a religious charity, in Australia that sells clothes secondhand

  • in stores.

  • We should go to the Salvos this arvo and get some clothes.

  • I've run out of, I don't know, pants.

  • Salvos.

  • Servo.

  • Service station.

  • So, petrol station.

  • This is where you get peto.

  • Mate, we're out of peto.

  • Let's go to the servo and fill up.

  • I need to get some ciggies as well mate.

  • Let's go to the servo.

  • Servo.

  • Smoko.

  • A smoke break.

  • So, a break where you have a smoke.

  • 5 minutes.

  • Most people who work in hospo have smokos.

  • Do you want to go have a smoko?

  • I need a break, mate.

  • Let's go have a ciggy outside.

  • (Let's) have a smoko.

  • Smoko.

  • Typo.