Top 33 NZ Slang Words That Don’t Make Sense


Every country has its own slang, and New Zealand’s slang is so, er, original? that it’s just downright confusing.

If you can get past our Kiwi accent and know what we’re really saying when we ask for a pen, six, or when we call someone Ben, you’re halfway there. Then there are words like “chur”, “stoked”, and “chook.” Are you lost yet?

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We know it’s hard being the new kid on the block, so we have created a list of our Top Slang Words New Zealanders Use to help you out.

And now for our full list of the top 33 Kiwi slang words