Meaning: alcohol, alcoholic drinks
- My mate Barry was on the turps for years before he started going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
- When I saw Bruce, I said "Geez mate, you don't look too hot. Get stuck into the turps last night, did ya?"
Variety: This slang is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
I knew Harry had been getting into the turps because he