3 Responses

  1. airship says:

    Do you see any evidence at all that this term is used in Austrailia to describe what we in the U.S. would call a “tailgate party”? I see that a company down there has trademarked “boot party” for their party service: http://www.corporatehost.co.nz/bootparty.php
    I wonder if they know about this definition? :)

  2. airship says:

    Sorry, I see that should be “New Zealand”, not “Australia”.

  3. If it is, it’s not recorded in the Dictionary of New Zealand English, nor in the Macquarie Dictionary or the Australian Oxford Dictionary, for that matter. In the DNZE there are, however, forms of “boot” in connection with attacks, such as “to put the put in” or “to sink the boot in.”

Leave a Reply