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tinnie (plural tinnies)
- (Australia, slang) A can of beer.
- 2005, Jack Leonard, Bad Altitude, page 170:
- Far better to send one of the girls out for a pizza and some tinnies, and then give her undivided attention when she returns.
- 2008, Peter Dragicevich, Jolyon Attwooll, Sydney, Lonely Planet, page 154,
- In a city where alcohol was once the main currency (see p23), it′s little wonder that drinking is a big part of the social fabric – whether it′s knocking back some tinnies on the beach or meeting mates at the pub.
- 2011, Calvin Wade, Forever Is Over, page 378:
- I′m forty and Tyrene says if I keep supping the tinnies at this rate it won′t be long before I′m forty stone! I′m nineteen stone right now and if I had a dollar for every time Tyrene called me a “big, fat, lazy bastard”, I could charter a yacht and sail to the Whitsundays and we live in Perth!
- (Australia, slang) A small open aluminium boat.
- 2003, Christopher Cummings, The Mudskipper Cup: A North Queensland Story about Navy Cadets, page 355:
- The bullies laughed and whistled and the tinnie turned once more, this time racing straight towards them from the port beam, bows tilted up, spray creaming out.
- 2007, Caroline De Costa, Rookwood Island, page 239:
- Part of the tinnie could be seen pushed up against the bank but otherwise it had all sunk.
- 2009, Rebecca Pannell, Seachange, Where Fish Fly, Susan Hosking, Rick Hosking, Rebecca Pannell, Nena Bierbaum (editors), Something Rich and Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes, page 56,
- The miracles seem to have followed Kevin and Trevor who have remarkably travelled over fifty-eight nautical miles in little more than a tinnie, encountering all sorts of astounding natural phenomena such as enormous whales and strangely behaving sharks, bixarre star patterns and odd schools of fish.
- (New Zealand, slang) Small package of drugs wrapped in foil.