Seppo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From septic tank (rhyming slang for Yank) +‎ -o (diminutive suffix); an Australian-style diminutive of the cockney rhyming slang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Seppo (plural Seppos)

  1. (Australia, slang) An American.
    • 2010, Emily Maguire, Smoke in the Room, page 17,
      ‘So, Adam, you have the privilege of being my first Seppo.’
      ‘Your first what?’
      Seppo. You′ve gotta learn to speak Aussie, man. You′re a Yank, so –’
      ‘No, not a Yankee. I′m from –’
      ‘The You Ess Ay. Makes you a Yank. Yank rhymes with septic tank. But we like to shorten names and then add an O at the end - but only if we like you. So Yank is kind of neutral. Septic tank is rude. But Seppo, well, it′s affectionate. Get it?’
      ‘No.’

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From seppo, connected with seppä (blacksmith), an epithet of the smith Ilmarinen in the Kalevala.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsepːo/
  • Hyphenation: Sep‧po

Proper noun[edit]

Seppo

  1. A male given name.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the 1940s and the 1950s, often in the combination Seppo Ilmari.