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poke borak at (someone or something)
old-fashioned To taunt or mock someone or something; to make fun of someone or something. Primarily heard in Australia. The humourist has long been poking borak at figures high in the social and political spheres, drawing the ire of many of them as a result.
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poke borak atmake fun of someone. Australian & New Zealand, dated
Borak was used in 19th-century Australian to mean ‘nonsense or rubbish’. It was originally a pidgin term and was based on an Aboriginal word meaning ‘no, not’.
1960 Eric North Nobody Stops Me I…subscribed to his ravings about women, while everybody else about the place poked borak at him.
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