metho

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From methylated spirits +‎ -o (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

metho (uncountable)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) Methylated spirits.
    • 1985, Living Australia, photograph caption, Dangerous Australians: The Complete Guide to Australia's Most Deadly Creatures, page 61,
      Ben Cropp, aided by his wife Lynn, tests the effectiveness of metho and vinegar against box jellyfish stings (above); see Ben′s foreword for details of the experiment.
    • 1988, Kate Jennings, Cold Water, Save Me, Joe Louis, reprinted 2010, Trouble: Evolution of a Radical, Selected Writings 1970-2010, page 78,
      We thought an alcoholic was a low life, someone on metho, or a benighted person who drank a bottle of gin before breakfast. Not us.
    • 1996, Curriculum Corporation (Australia), From Igloos to Yurts: Years 4-7, page 23,
      Assist students to design and construct models of hot-air balloons ranging from those using shopping bags and hair dryers, to those using tissue paper and metho burners, depending on the resources available.