Macquarie Dictionary


Fancy a bevvy up the rissole?

The humble RSL (Returned Services League of Australia) club can be a mouthful, so in the Aussie tradition, it has been colloquially shortened to ‘rissole’. You may have heard the question “Want to go up the rissole?”, or, for entertainers, to “do the rissoles” is to make a tour of RSL clubs.

Rissole has a number of other meanings unrelated to this one, but we’ll leave those to you to discover. 

Each week, we have a look at a slang word from Australian English. You can see other Aussie Word of the Week posts from the Macquarie Dictionary here.

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