K.O.. Knock-out blow. KADI. Hat. KANAKA. Labourer from South Sea Islands. KANGAROO. A marsupial animal about five feet long including the tail, with small head, large ears, very long and powerful hind legs, and a long, thick tail. KANGAROO DOG. A greyhound, or any class of dog used in hunting Kangaroos. KAURI. A yellow valuable wood. KEEK. To have a look. KELPIE. A short-haired, pricked-eared, medium-sized Australian-bred dog, with a strain of dingo blood in him. KERSPLOSH. To fall heavily. KICK. To protest. KICK BACK. To return the buying of a drink; to raise a bet. KICK OFF. To commence. KICK the BUCKET. To die. KID. A child; to deceive. KID STAKES. To pretend.
A Dictionary of Australian Words And Terms by Gilbert H. Lawson, published originally in 1924 in Balmain, Sydney by the Direct Hosiery Company