NZ informal a social occasion where each person in a group pays for his or her own entertainment or meal
Yiddish Words That Will Make You A MavenRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Word Origin for Parnell shout
from Parnell, suburb of Auckland, where very independent people on low incomes were supposed to live
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012