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Go for a sixer

Posted by Smokey Stover on January 18, 2009 at 04:26

In Reply to: Go for a sixer posted by Peter Dunn on January 13, 2009 at 21:06:

: What is the origin and full meaning of "to go for a sixer"? I heard it the other day from a young woman and I haven't heard since I was a child 40 years ago. Perhaps it is distinctly Australian.

Since you heard it in person, you ought to have asked for an explanation. A sixer, without contest, would suggest six of something, and the context might include the particularities of the person using the word. If it were someone male and in the U.S. I would be inclined to expect a six-pack of beer, but Australia is very far away.