Definition of metho in English:

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metho

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛθəʊ/

noun (plural methos)

[mass noun] Australian /NZ informal
1Methylated spirit.
Example sentences
  • Anyway, the doc sorted me out, although, being a typical Australian Male, I believe I could have done the same thing at home with a swiss army knife, a candle, a bottle of metho and a mirror.
  • Anyway, I reached for the bottle but I slipped on the chair, next thing the grotty bottle of metho goes flying in the air and I go flying and I end up with a mouthful of metho!
  • Marcia, swigging some metho, thanked Dan for the performance.
1.1 [count noun] A person addicted to drinking methylated spirit.
Example sentences
  • I wonder will that increase stealing and drinking by the local methos under the pier?

Origin

1930s: abbreviation.

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