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Definition of reffo in English:
noun (plural reffos)Australian informal, offensive
A refugee from Europe, in particular one who left Germany or German-occupied Europe before the Second World War.
- Out of sight is out of mind, once authorities deport the reffos they reject.
- Because this isn't Singapore or Hong Kong or even Blair's Britain - it's Australia 2002, where the populace doesn't give a damn for the reffos or the abbos or the welfare mums or the… ad infinitum.
- One bloke said, ‘Well the yanks are always sticking their noses everywhere’ and another replied, ‘Lucky we didn't take those reffos, and as for those civil libertarians they should be given a bashing.’
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