Staff Officer (See "Rosella.") So called from the red gorget tabs and the red band around the hat of a Staff Officer.
A German machine gunner who attempts by continuous fire to prevent our men from looking over the parapet.
Speak. (From the French)
Go away. (From the French)
Poor Bloody Infantry.
A German anti-tank gun.
Give in; yield.
A member of the Womens Royal Air Force. Nickname, because they cannot fly.
Perhaps. Peut-etre - deferred pay.
An anti-gas instructional officer; empty talk; profanity.
A parade for physical training.
A contemptuous ejaculation.
A concrete blockhouse built to resist shell-fire.
Rapidly; in a hurry. (See "with the pin out.")
A light German trench mortar shell, grooved into sections to ensure a fragmental burst.
An unintelligent person.
Stars worn by Captains and Lieutenants as their badge, a name for a passing ailment, usually mental despondency.
A small shell. A high explosive high velocity shell fired from a field gun.
The explosion of a heavy shell.
To hit or punch.
The white wine commonly used in France. The term is used on the Rifle Range as the name of a poisonous white paste that is applied to the foresight of the rifle to aid sighting. Its adaption as a name for "Vin Blanc" was brought about partly by the similarity in the spelling of the second word and also partly because of the harsh effect it frequently had on Australians who drank of it to freely.
A spherical iron shell filled with explosive and projected by means of a trench mortar towards the enemy trench.
A batman; an officers' servant.
To take advantage of anothers [sic] good nature.
To do less than one's share thereby rendering the other fellows more difficult. This term was also borrowed from Australian Bullock driving parlance. The "Polers," the pair of bullocks nearest to the pole of the wagon, are generally regarded as being not only the strongest, but next to the leaders the outest pair in the team, and therefore more inclined to take things easy and let the other bullocks do the pulling, if the driver is not observant.
An evil adour [sic].
A game of chance with cards.
An Infantryman. Although commonly used in some units this term could hardly be regarded as universal.
Piss off quickly, go immediately.
PORK & CHEESE or Pork & Beans.
PORT HOLES IN YOUR COFFIN - want.
To be hard to please.
The best, neat, superlative; Flying Corp slang.
Abbreviation of "Position;" Place; Dug-out; home.
An important person.
A short trench, capable of holding one or two.
A Mans chest.
A Private Soldier.
See "Abdominal," "Gutzer."
"To have a pull" - to have influence.
An aeroplane (Sopwith design)
A Btn. of the 4th or 5th Division formed from half of one of the original 16th Battalion.
Intrude; eg. Push ones frame in.
A general attack; an offensive.
PUSHING UP DAISIES.
To be dead and buried.
A bumptious officers.
PUT HIS POT ON.
Report him, inform against him.
PUT IT OVER.
Beat; defeat, deceive; see also "Put the fangs in."
PUT THE ACID ON.
Ask, test; put a stop to; to spoil.
PUT THE FANGS IN.
To request a favour or loan.
PUT THE MUZZLE ON.
PUT UP A STALL.
Tell a fictitious story with a view to obtaining a priviledge [sic].
PUTTY - up to
PUT UP A STUNT.
See "Stunt," effect something.
PUT UP (to be)
To be indicted for a military crime.