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farnarkel

/ (ˈfɑːnɑːkəl) /
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verb

(intr often foll by around) Australian slang to spend time or act in a careless or inconsequential manner; waste time

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Derived forms of farnarkel

farnarkeling, noun

Word Origin for farnarkel

C20: coined by the New Zealand-born comedian John Clarke (born 1948) as the name of a fictitious sport of doing nothing for which he commentated in an Australian TV series
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