Turps vs Turfs - What's the difference?

turps | turfs |

As nouns the difference between turps and turfs

is that turps is (informal) turpentine or turpentine substitute while turfs is .

As a verb turfs is





  • (informal) Turpentine or turpentine substitute.
  • (slang, Australia, New Zealand) Any alcoholic drink.
  • * 2005 , Paul Smitz, Australia & New Zealand on a Shoestring , page 72,
  • Generally, big nights on the turps take place in The Rocks and around Kings Cross — where you'll hear and smell the action pretty quickly.
  • * 2006 , Gregor Paul, Hard Men Fight Back: Kiwi Sportsmen Who Beat the Odds to Live Their Dream , page 199,
  • Crazy sessions on the turps were all part of the culture.
  • * 2010 , Alex Bartoli, Rachel: A Story of Obsessive Love : A Novel , page 110,
  • She caught my eye, and called out, “Just showing off the studio. Keep the turps flowing.”

    Derived terms

    * on the turps

    See also

    * *






  • Verb

  • (turf)