- nAustralianafternoon. An example of the Australian tendency to abbreviate even the most mundane everyday words. The tendency is shared by nursery slang in general and, in Britain, especially the slang of Liverpool. (Arvo is, however, uniquely Australian.)► 'There's no excuse for being in that state in the middle of the arvo!' (Recorded, Australian tourist, London, 1989)
Contemporary slang . 2014.