Meaning of toolie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtuːli/


informal, derogatory Australian
  • A young man who attends schoolies week with the aim of having sex with female school leavers, despite not being a school leaver himself.

    • ‘if you're a schoolie and you get a toolie to buy you a drink you could both be fined $5000’
    • ‘The pair were dubbed the first official "toolies" of the Schoolies season after being spotted partying together in a roped off section of a Surfers Paradise nightclub.’
    • ‘Only hours before he had visited hotels and private rentals to warn revellers about behaving badly and the threat of toolies.’
    • ‘Bali has its own international brand of Toolies who arrive seeking romantic encounters with the often-vulnerable school leavers.’
    • ‘Naive teenagers might be forgiven for boasting about their drunken Schoolies exploits, but what excuse do these adult "toolies" have?’
    • ‘The capsicum spray was used to break up a large fight between schoolies and over-aged "toolies" about 10pm on Saturday.’
    • ‘All ferries to and from Rottnest were cancelled on Thursday because of wild weather, leaving hundreds of schoolies - and probably a few toolies - stranded until Friday when ferry services will resume.’
    • ‘Toolies have targeted schoolies in a series of brawls in Lorne's main street, a popular hub for school-leavers in Victoria.’
    • ‘Several toolies were charged with drug offences and sent packing by police in a busy night of schoolies celebrations.’
    • ‘Toolies were selling low-quality drugs to desperate teens.’
    • ‘Toolies also continued to cause problems for police, with 27 arrests made on 33 charges, mainly for drug and street offences.’


Early 21st century from tool‘a stupid, irritating, or contemptible man’+ -ie, after schoolie.