Definition of pakapoo ticket in English:

pakapoo ticket

(also pakapu ticket)


NZ, Australian
  • 1A ticket in the Chinese gambling game pakapoo.

    ‘he had gone down Haining Street to check his pakapoo ticket and play a game of dominoes’
    • ‘Many people recall stories about Chinese laundrymen selling pakapoo tickets’
    • ‘It is possible to win £60 by marking your ten characters correctly on a green sixpenny pakapoo ticket.’
    • ‘Cathedral Street had an impassive old Chinese character selling pakapoo tickets next door to the fruit shop.’
    • ‘He was not a drinker and, apart from marking an occasional pakapoo ticket, not a gambler.’
    • ‘A serious middle-aged man in shirt sleeves, wearing his hat and gold-rimmed spectacles, sat at one table with brush and ink for the marking of pakapoo tickets.’
    1. 1.1 Something that is illegible or difficult to decipher.
      ‘some doctors' prescriptions are like a pakapoo ticket’
      • ‘It has reduced the fabric of a vital piece of legislation to the proverbial pakapoo ticket.’
      • ‘They invariably return to Australia with their luggage plastered with so many labels that it looks like a Chinese pakapu ticket.’
      • ‘He lets out a chuckle about "bards who haven't learned to spell and send in copy on pakapoo tickets".’
      • ‘The Opposition has presented this pakapu ticket, and masqueraded it as foreign policy.’
      • ‘As the bookings for Christmas rolled in, the accommodation chart on which we recorded them came to look like the original pakapoo ticket.’