gin's piss

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gin (Australian aboriginal woman) + piss (inferior alcoholic beverage).

Noun[edit]

gin’s piss (uncountable)

  1. (Australia, slang) Poor quality beer.[1]
    • 1998 September 29, AG, “A Winnah-Beck's Bier, Pretzels and Pinball!”, rec.games.pinball, Usenet:
      As we Aussies would say a seppo beer like Coors tastes like gin's piss (you don't wanna know!) compared to ours - would you like some beer with your rocky mountain water!
    • 2002 October 28, tediboy, “Labatt Blue vs. Molson Canadian”, alt.beer, Usenet:
      Both sound like some sort of Canadian/North American gin's piss but I believe they are reasonable facsimiles of beer as we know it in the Antipodes, so I definitely would go the nearest.
    • 2004 July 25, Teotwawki, “Titles for Scurvy's Life Story”, alt.music.deep-purple, Usenet:
      but he wears a nice hat tho, for whatever that's worth.
      a flagon of drunken gin′s piss p'raps ?

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1990, R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.