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

Definition of larrikin

chiefly Australia

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larrikin adjective

Examples of larrikin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Australia, Ned Kelly represents the classic, white, male, larrikin, masculine alpha. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ director, stars on their hypnotic outlaw saga," 23 Apr. 2020 Could their self-image as authority-averse larrikins be wide of the mark? The Economist, "Australia’s surprising disregard for free speech," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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