42 of New Zealand’s best Slang Words

kiwi slang
kiwi slang

Folks new to New Zealand will think the Kiwi locals are speaking another language. Sure, they might well be (after all NZ is an ethnically & linguistically diverse country), but chances are they’ve just happened upon some crazy Kiwi slang. Never fear, with our handy guide to speaking Kiwi, you’ll be good as gold in no time, bro!


  1. crap!,, OW is a corruption of ehoa ( maori for friend) been, mis pronounced for years,
    to the point where even some maori seem not to notice.

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