Definition of smoko in English:

Share this entry

smoko

Pronunciation: /ˈsməʊkəʊ/
(also smoke-ho)

noun (plural smokos)

Australian /NZ informal
A rest from work for a smoke; a tea break.
Example sentences
  • It was supposed to be working, but the construction team was on a smoko and it was resting.
  • Ten years ago you used to have awards that specified smokos - you know, start, smoko, morning tea, lunch, afternoon smoko, finish.
  • Peter Costello said that it's time they traded away lunch breaks, time they traded away smokos, time they traded away coffee breaks.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: smoko

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.