New Zealand Slang: D

Dairy – corner store

Dear – expensive

De Facto – a couple who live together but are not married

Ding – small dent in a vehicle

Dressing gown – bathrobe

Dob in – to inform the authorities of someone who is breaking the law

Drongo – term of abuse, idiot

Dodgy – unreliable

Dole – unemployment benefit

Down trou - dropping ones trousers

Down under - New Zealand, as seen from the northern hemisphere

Dux - the highest academically achieving student

Duvet - quilt

Dunny - toilet


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