Meaning of shypoo in English:


Pronunciation /ʃʌɪˈpuː/


mass noun informal Australian
  • Inferior alcoholic drink.

    • ‘we drank the shypoo deeply, till the lateness of the night’
    • ‘He never touched another drop of shypoo so long as he lived.’
    • ‘They made for the pubs where shypoo could be had at three pence a pitcher.’
    • ‘Workers spent their cheques on fiery spirits or shypoo.’
    • ‘Men flocked to the shypoo shops and shanties to slake their thirst.’
    • ‘The shipwrights would see how much shypoo they could swallow without dropping.’


Late 19th century origin unknown.