milko

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From milk +‎ -o (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

milko (plural milkos)

  1. (Australia, informal) A milkman.
    • 1998 August 15, Seagrass, “Lousy Milk”, aus.general, Usenet:
      Actually, having been denied the right to employment in my chosen occupation, makin' chemicals, and being now a milko, i can give you the inside information on this story.
    • 1998 December 17, David Bennetts, “Neutral Bay tram line”, aus.rail, Usenet:
      In the resulting commotion dogs barked and the milko's horse shied, leaving broken bottles and spilt milk all over Hayes St.
    • 2001 March 11, Brash, “Multiculturalism leaves no place for Australian culture”, canb.general, Usenet:
      (As a child, I used to love hearing the "clip clop clip clop" of the milko′s horse as he arrived in our street in the morning).

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