-a-rooney suffix: Is it widespread and where's it from? [arooney]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by gilesalban, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. gilesalban New Member

    English - UK
    I've been wondering about the suffix -a-rooney.

    My family and friends use it from time to time for some expressions such as "yawn-a-roony" to imply that something is boring, but does anyone else use it?

    I've seen a user here called Pickaroony, which makes me think that it might be more widespread than my local group. Does anyone else have any examples of it or know where it might have come from?

    Thanks if you're able to help.

  2. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    The dictionary at this site (Babylon translation software) suggests it is an Australian thing.
    We don't have too many members who are native AusE speakers but you might get some confirmation...

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