Definition of esky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛski/

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noun (plural eskies)

Australian trademark
A portable insulated container for keeping food or drink cool.
Example sentences
  • Rangers may soon be allowed to search people's bags, picnic baskets, eskies and even drinking bottles in some of Sydney's most popular parks.
  • To earn money for our family, I would carry an esky on my head full of cool drink and chase the tourists on the beach.
  • Spend two whole minutes at the park while people pack eskies into cars.


1960s: probably from Eskimo, by association with a cold climate.

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