Kiwi Slang: The Letter S
Kiwi words and phrases starting with the Letter S
Scroggin – Trail mix. I never picked this one up, “scroggin” just doesn’t sound like something you should be eating...
Scull – To chug (usually) an alcoholic beverage. Ex: “Scull! Scull! Scull!”
Shattered – To be really disappointed or devastated.
She’ll be right – “It’ll all work out.” It’s a phrase, but it’s also a Kiwi way of life, a kind of “cross that bridge when we get to it” mentality.
Shout – To pay for someone’s meal, to treat them, or pick up the tab. Ex: You arrive at the cash register and your mate says, “No worries, I’ll shout.” You respond, “Aw chur bro.”
Singlet – Tank top.
Skint – Broke.
Serviette – Paper napkin.
Suss – To figure or sort something out; to assess a situation. OR it can refer to something suspicious or sketchy.
Spew – To puke.
Sweet as – Maybe the most well-known and widely-used Kiwi slang, “sweet as” is often used to end a conversation and means “okay, cool” or “alright.”
Sorted – Means something is all set, or figured out.