Definition of rellie in English:


(Australian rello)


NZ, Australian
  • A relative.

    ‘let's hope the lads leave any embarrassing rellies at home’
    • ‘Because if you do make them, they impact on your friends, your family, your rellies, and the anger that that generates is very difficult to bear in a small community.’
    • ‘Or they suddenly realise that their families mean more to them than they first thought and that the rellies are never going to visit Alice Springs when they could pay a bit more and go to Bali.’
    • ‘I thought all my relo's in America were skinny… like the one's here.’
    • ‘They worry about their health, the size of their stomach, their relationships, their financial state and their rellies.’
    • ‘I should also mention that when I went and visited my rellies in Thailand I found out that not only Mum has type II diabetes.’