Definition of Captain Cook in English:

Captain Cook


NZ, Australian
rhyming slang
  • A look.

    ‘we decided to take a Captain Cook at the next hotel’
    • ‘There is a station and town that I missed, so have a Captain Cook at it.’
    • ‘I finally dragged myself away from the delights of Moonee Valley racecourse and Bondi Beach to take a “Captain Cook” at the Aussie stockmarket.’
    • ‘Take a Captain Cook at this.’
    • ‘John Howard wanted Australia to take a Captain Cook at its history curriculum.’
    • ‘I want you all to take a Captain Cook as we drive across the south of the continent.’


1920s: from Cook, Captain James, the English explorer who first charted Australia and New Zealand.