noun; clipping
afternoon; the time between 12pm and dusk. In text messaging, words tend to get clipped to fit them within the 160 word limit. However, Australians are also well-known for their ability to clip words, such as in the stereotypical phrase “Throw a shrimp on the barbie.” Arvo is just another example of this.
Do you want to hang out this arvo or tonight?
Etymology : arvo. clipping: afternoon
Source : Australian boyfriend
Last modified: 10 June 2008