One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural seppoes, Plural sepposAustralian
An American person.‘did you hear how loud that seppo was on the train?’as modifier ‘Happy Thanksgiving to all our seppo friends’
- ‘I asked the driver how the surf had been and he promised me with a wry grin that it was too much for a "seppo" like me to handle.’
- ‘I had to apologise profusely to an offended American after she called him a "seppo" to his face.’
- ‘I've never heard a seppo do the accent well.’
- ‘It's so nice to see an Aussie film that doesn't dive into the Australian stereotypes of every character, in an effort to pull in the seppo audience.’
- ‘Australian film producers are hiring washed-up seppos to star in a local film in a desperate, ultimately futile attempt to whack a few bums on seats.’
- ‘If you are a seppo, please don't give the ending away if the show's already over where you are.’
- ‘He's keeping a low profile in case there's any seppoes around the place who want him for Thanksgiving.’
- ‘It's currently fetching $40.25 seppo dollars, which is all kinds of alarming.’
- ‘Despite only having about four people in it, the cast is distinctly multi-national, with a pom, a seppo, and an Australian playing key parts.’
- ‘He comes to us fresh from his ongoing role in that most witty of seppo sitcoms, so you just know he's at the top of his game.’
1980s: abbreviation of septic tank, rhyming slang for Yank.
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