arvo


arvo
Afternoon, as in see you Saturday arvo. It is often used in the phrase this arvo, which is sometimes shortened to sarvo: meet you after the game, sarvo. Arvo is an example of a special feature of Australian English, the habit of adding ¬¬-o to an abbreviated word. Other such words are bizzo 'business' andjourno 'journalist'.

Australian idioms. 2014.