Definition of Pitt Street in English:

Pitt Street


derogatory, informal
  • usually as modifier Used allusively to refer to a rich person from the city who dabbles in rural life for fun or profit.

    ‘them Pitt Street fellas tell us they're ruined if for one year their crops fail to grow’
    • ‘The Pitt Street "bushmen" hadn't a clue how to handle a horse.’
    • ‘After the war, when even the Pitt Street bushmen had given way to natty, American-style "business executives," that idea of bush food was enough to cause a shudder in the best circles.’
    • ‘The agriculture minister has urged Australians to get involved in the agriculture white paper, including a tax debate on the banning of negative gearing of farm investments for "Pitt Street farmers".’
    • ‘I think the answer is to extend the rules now applied to Pitt Street farmers to cover other areas of business losses.’
    • ‘The recent announcement by the Minister for Primary Industry that tax concessions to the so called "Pitt Street farmer" is to be examined.’
    • ‘It was claimed that countless other animals were being shot by "Pitt Street cowboys".’
    • ‘The Pitt Street farmers have moved in.’
    • ‘"Why don't you become a farmer yourself rather than just talk about it? Oh, that's right: farmers earn less than the basic wage, work seven days a week, eighteen hour days. Off you go, Pitt Street Farmer."’
    • ‘The Slav population and its variants were as common as a Pitt Street farmer or a Melbourne tram.’
    • ‘Shirley's contacting all the Pitt Street farmers from the city and seeing if they're able to do anything for us.’


Mid 19th century: from the name of a major street in the business district of Sydney.