Meaning of a shingle short in English:

a shingle short


informal Australian
  • (of a person) stupid or slightly mad.

    • ‘he reacted in a manner which clearly showed that he was a shingle short’
    • ‘This lad was regarded in the town as being called 'a shingle short'.’
    • ‘I'm not keen on someone who's a shingle short living so close to my kids.’
    • ‘I'm afraid my grandson is a shingle short.’
    • ‘You must be a shingle short to ask what he's about!’
    • ‘He had had to undergo a lot of abuse, and his fellow-dairymen had looked upon him as a man who was a shingle short.’