yakka

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yagara yaga (work).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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yakka (uncountable)

  1. (Australia) Work.
    • 1986, Quadrant, Volume 30, page 42,
      The demand for work and abortion shows that feminists have been coopted by the wimps, whose ideal is the single mother yoked to tough yakka; for it frees them to drift between bedrooms and bathhouses.
    • 1991 July 3, Michael Barlow, “PURDITORY: Harridans [Harsoc]”, aus.games.roleplay, Usenet:
      The slaves who do all the yakka could be another species, small and easily bullied. Failing that, enslaved humans will do.
    • 2002 October 22, MPD, “Drivetrain component upgrade”, aus.bicycle, Usenet:
      I have seen way too many cheap cranksets go to the pack after a small amount of x-country and minor technical yakka off-road.

Usage notes[edit]

Almost solely used in the term hard yakka.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

yakka

  1. (Australia) To work.

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