from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Spirit distilled from rice.
  • noun An aboriginal Australian term for banter; chaff; fun, especially at the expense of another: as, to poke borak at one, that is, to make game of him.


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  • One article I just found on the Internet, which means it should be accorded no more respect than it deserves, has this: "To barrack for," Australian slang for "to vigorously and noisily support a sports team," most likely comes from the Aboriginal Australian word "borak," meaning "nonsense or silliness."

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  • May 28th, 2008 2: 46 pm ET yes, lets put the weaker canidate fprward. borak will lose. the media led us into war and now they have led us sheep into losing the presidency.

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  • One of the earliest Australian English uses of the word, in the late 19th century, was in the phrase "to poke borak," meaning "to make fun of," and "to barrack" the opposing team still means to hurl jocular insults or sarcastic advice at them.

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  • June 4th, 2008 12: 19 pm ET hillary clinton has no respect for borak obama. for whatever reason she has always been trying to look down upon him, discredit him. her denial to to recognize him as the party nominee is unthinkable and reflects her deep, profound hatred and disdain for mr. obama and lack of common courtesy. this is even not good politicking. this is pathetic.

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  • Hakim Amir said ... assalamualaikum, lama tak borak .. jersey france ni kira antara yang paling klasik ... take care mie! cheers

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  • Kalau pergi rumah Awjan boleh borak-borak sambil tengok TV Jepun.

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  • There are a couple of problems with your premise, el borak.

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  • Many thanks to Snoop and el borak for helping me clarify my thinking, and I actually mean that sincerely.

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  • El borak, in part, wrote a bit later emphasis added:

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  • I would suspect -- or at least hope -- that snoop, el borak, the members of Congress who voted for this hideous act share one characteristic with me, I would hope that we all love this nation, and that we want to do what's best for it.

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  • n. banter; ridicule

    October 23, 2008

  • It matters not pale-faced or black

    In cities or furthest outback:

    The Aussies converse

    In patterns perverse;

    It's tall tales and endless borak.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not that bloke from Kazakhstan.

    July 18, 2017