Meaning: work, physical labour
- Gettin' that bloody trench dug was hard yakka, mate!
- The trouble with kids these days is that they've never had to do a hard day's yakka in their lives. They've had it too bloody easy!
Variety: This slang is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
My Australian mate said, "Hard yakka's OK as long as