larrikin

noun
lar·​ri·​kin | \ ˈler-i-kən How to pronounce larrikin (audio) , ˈla-ri- \

Definition of larrikin

chiefly Australia

Other Words from larrikin

larrikin adjective

Examples of larrikin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Australians love a larrikin, a mischievous person with a good heart, said Frank Bongiorno, a historian at Australian National University in Canberra. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 In Australia, Ned Kelly represents the classic, white, male, larrikin, masculine alpha. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, 23 Apr. 2020 Could their self-image as authority-averse larrikins be wide of the mark? The Economist, 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of larrikin

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for larrikin

origin unknown

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“Larrikin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larrikin. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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