Definition of arvo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːvəʊ

noun (plural arvos)

Australian /NZ informal
  • Afternoon: on Monday arvo
    More example sentences
    • A barbie in the arvo always sounds like a great plan and not in the slightest bit pretentious if suggested by an Australian.
    • So after a rather wearing morning I only had the arvo to make the final arrangements.
    • Milder conditions prevailed last Saturday with the greens recovering at a great rate and a north-easterly springing up in the arvo, making good scores a little tougher.


1930s: abbreviation of afternoon (with voicing of the f) + -o.

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