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For information about this word see sarvo. Compare arftie, sarvey, sarvo.

Contributor's comments: I lived in Queensland (both the South East, Far North and the Far West of Queensland for 28 years from my birth, and never heard "evening" used to describe the period after midday (which was 'afternoon' or 'arvo'). 'Evening' was used for the period after 5 pm, usually just before and after sunset.

Contributor's comments: Arvo is used in Perth too. As is 'evening' to describe the period from mid afternoon (let's say 3-4 pm) until dark, night would then ensue.


Afternoon detention at high school; teenage expression: You going to arvo this afternoon?