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  • (parking inspector): Reputedly a reference to the grey uniforms once worn, the term remaining even though the uniforms have changed.


grey ghost (plural grey ghosts)

  1. (Australia, Melbourne, Sydney) A parking inspector, a person issuing tickets fining vehicles parked illegally or for too long.
    • 1998 July 18, Sydney Morning Herald, Grey ghosts turn a blind eye.
      The council's chairman, Mr Harold Scruby, is demanding an inquiry into the grey ghost "culture" after a survey raised concerns about the threat to pedestrians of vehicles which stop illegally on crossings and no-standing or no-stopping zones.
  2. (Australia) The bonefish species (Albula argentea, syn. Albula neoguinaica).[1]



  1. ^ 1990, Richard Allan, Australian Fish and How to Catch Them, Landsdowne Publishing, →ISBN.