Definition of metho in English:

metho

noun

Australian, NZ
informal
  • 1[mass noun] Methylated spirit.

    • ‘We got em off with a mixture of metho and elbow grease.’
    • ‘Anyway, I reached for the bottle but I slipped on the chair, next thing the grotty bottle of metho goes flying in the air and I go flying and I end up with a mouthful of metho!’
    • ‘Anyway, the doc sorted me out, although, being a typical Australian Male, I believe I could have done the same thing at home with a swiss army knife, a candle, a bottle of metho and a mirror.’
    • ‘Marcia, swigging some metho, thanked Dan for the performance.’
    • ‘The man was using the metho when it caught alight and exploded.’
    1. 1.1[count noun] A person addicted to drinking methylated spirit.
      • ‘I wonder will that increase stealing and drinking by the local methos under the pier?’

Origin

1930s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

metho

/ˈmɛθəʊ/