Each week we bring you a new, unique Aussie word.


chuck

1. to do or perform right away. In Australia certain things are `chucked' rather than `done' or `taken'. For instance, when driving you almost invariably chuck a U-ie, or chuck a left or right. If you jump into a pool in order to make an enormous splash, you chuck a bombie. Also, mentals, wobblies, spazzes, nanas, mickeys and willies are all chucked.

2. to vomit. He chucked on my new carpet. Hence, as a noun, vomit, as in I made him clean his chuck off my new carpet.

3. to stop; be rid of. I smoked for years before I decided to chuck it.