1. to buy a round of drinks (for someone) [one shouts to the publican for drink].
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 28 Jan. 3/1: She declared that she took her friend, Edward Jones, into the Ogilvie grub department, and there shouted for two nobblers of brandy and a bottle of lemonade.|
|Queen of the South 9: Croker is going to shout: come in.|
|Aus. Sketches 80: Gentlemen required a great deal of attendance, did not ‘shout’ (the slang term for ordering grog) every quarter of an hour, and therefore spent comparatively nothing.|
|Sth Aus. Chron. (Adelaide, SA) 1 Jan. 9/5: Down to North-terrace let us then adjourn, / And if to vulgar slang I may descend, / I’ll ‘shout’ all round.|
|To the Bitter End III 123: When the lucky digger was wont to ‘shout’—that is to say, pay the shot—for the refreshment of his comrades.|
|N.Z. Observer (Auckland) 8 July 259/2: Any bushwhacker who is prepared to ‘pay his footing’ by ‘shouting’ for these sucking orators is welcomed to the charmed circle, and allowed to air his grievances.|
|Sporting Times 27 Sept. 7/1: ‘Shout the house,’ if funds permit.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 14 Mar. 10/4: The object of this society is ingeniously admitted to be the consumption of beer and the encouragement of the fine old practice of ‘shouting.’.|
|‘Aus. Colloquialisms’ in All Year Round 30 July 67/2: Each man in turn ‘shouts’ — that is to say, stands treat to the rest of the gathering.|
|Robbery Under Arms (1922) 194: We had our drinks, and shouted for the landlord and the people in the bar.|
|Out Back 265: Now then boys, who shouts? [...] What’s it to be, lads? Nominate your poisons.|
|‘His Brother’s Keeper’ in Roderick (1972) 521: I had a drink with Thomas. Then, of course, I shouted in my turn.|
|Venturesome Tom 54: The Count celebrated his victory by ‘shouting’ (which means paying for drinks) for everyone in the hotel.|
|Aus. Felix (1971) 42: Shout us a drink, old pal!|
|(con. WWI) Somme Mud 105: I [...] shout myself and the two signallers a good rum each.|
|Cobbers 467: Bill the donkey-driver had come to town and was shouting drinks for the crowd.|
|Battlers 140: He regretted now that he had turned down that free beer the lorry-driver had offered. But the man might have expected him to shout back, and the busker had only a shilling in the world.|
|They’re a Weird Mob (1958) 26: I shouted for you, now it’s your turn to shout for me.|
|Yarns of Billy Borker 23: He rushed in and said he’d won the lottery. Shouted for the bar to prove it.|
|Glide Time 73: I’ll be going over to celebrate even if he doesn’t shout.|
|Lily on the Dustbin 62: The traditional compulsion to ‘shout’ rounds of drinks seems to be disappearing.|
|Penguin Bk of More Aus. Jokes 238: Let me shout you a stout. I hear that drinking stout puts lead in your pencil.|
|Theft 21: We’ll shout you a shandy.|
|Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] I had to shout a round for the winner.‘Killing Peacocks’ in|
|Decent Ride 278: A round of drinks is shouted up as they commisterate with Doughheid.|
2. to treat (other than to liquor).
|Bulletin (Sydney) 9 Apr. 9/1: If any one will ‘shout’ us a castle, and allow us to choose our own architects and contractors, we will risk the collapse.|
|Fact’ry ’Ands 185: He gave up beer and other selfish little indulgences, in order to have it in his power to shout the young lady to 2s. seats at the Royal.|
|Benno and Some of the Push 87: He shouted Miss Gwynne to a two-shilling seat at the opera.‘At the Opera’ in|
|Jonah 98: It’s up ter yous ter shout.|
|Timely Tips For New Australians 23: TO ‘SHOUT.’—To treat, generally applied to liquid refreshment.|
|Cobbers 54: She’s not much to look at – I really ought to shout her a fresh coat of paint.|
|Foveaux 140: Any time Tommy tried to shout the family to the picture show there was a unanimous firm refusal.|
|AS XVIII:4 255: Here are a few of the items included: [...] shout, to stand treat.‘Influence of American Sl. on Australia’ in|
|Poor Man’s Orange 6: I’ve got two bob if you’d like to shout me to the pitchers.|
|Jimmy Brockett 42: We cleaned up enough to shout ourselves a trip to England.|
|Cop This Lot 14: ‘I hereby invite yer ter come with us.’ ‘You shoutin’?’.|
|Hang On a Minute, Mate (1963) 78: Henry was too miserable to shout himself a collar and chain.|
|Odd Spot of Bother 115: You could shout yourself a flash car.|
|Best of Barry Crump (1974) 295: It’s just about time you shouted yourself a new outfit, isn’t it Scratcher?‘Fred’ in|
|Holden’s Performance (1989) 349: On the last night he shouted Vern a meal in the capital’s only greasy fish ’n’ chip shop.|
|Candy 118: A hundred’s all I’ve got right now. But I’ll shout you a taste.|
|Indep. on Sun. Rev. 24 Oct. 14: Sure, if the Royals came here, I’d shout them a cup of coffee.|
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 59: Come on, I’ll shout you a cappuccino.|
|Theft 81: He was sufficiently cashed-up so might have shouted me a real mixed grill.|
3. (US) of things, to be undeniably important; of a person, to utter a supposedly important statement.
|Pall Mall Gazette 25 July 3/1: Figures which, to use an Americanism, fairly ‘shout’ [DA].|
|Hopalong Cassidy Returns 103: Yo’re shoutin’ gospel, stranger [...] This feller Perkins is plumb bad.|
|Sudden Takes the Trail 100: ‘Tied to a desk all day ain’t much of a life.’ ‘Yo’re shoutin’ – it’d give me the willies in a week,’ the other agreed.|
4. (US black) to cry out or ‘speak in tongues’, usu. in church, as the apparent result of being possessed by spirits.
(Aus./N.Z.) used of a drink that is paid for by someone other than the drinker.
|DNZE].Beer Slops 6: Sometimes [...] the barman having sipped a ‘shouted’ drink, will tip the remainder into the bucket [|
1. to get drunk.
|DSUE (1984) 1062/1: —1903.|
2. to buy a round of drinks for the whole bar.
|True Drunkard’s Delight 246: In Australia the gesture is shouting oneself hoarse.|
SE in slang uses
(US campus) to vomit.
|Compter Science and Why (1993) [Internet] I was struck with [...] the plethora of words and phrases meaning ‘vomit’ and/or ‘to vomit’ [...] At most American colleges and universities, a weekend cannot pass without seeing multitudes [...] shout at their shoes.|
(Aus.) to vomit.
|Dinkum Aussie Dict. 32: Kark: To ‘chunder’, to have ‘a technicolour yawn’, laugh at the ground’ or ‘shout for Ruth.’.|
to talk loudly, to boast.
|Soldier and Sailor Words 257: To shout the odds, to talk too much: to brag: to grumble.|
|(con. 1914–18) Songs and Sl. of the British Soldier.|
|None But the Lonely Heart 164: It’s no good of you shouting the odds, Ma. I’m in charge, here.|
|Bang To Rights 10: He was still shouting the odds about this blag.|
|Doctor Is Sick (1972) 53: Lie still, keep quiet [...] I hear that you’ve been shouting the odds or something.|
|Sailors’ Sl. 97/2: Rort, to shout in argument or act truculently [...] In Cockney Slang to rort is to ‘shout the odds’.|
|(con. 1940s) Confessions 168: All the silly bastard was doing was shouting the odds about the Pope.|
|1985 (1980) 155: If you want to shout the odds about what’s in the Bible, wait till you get where we’re going.|
|Stump 52: Just look out for some mouthy fuckin no-mark shoutin the friggin odds an he’s ar man.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 256: N dinnae shout the fuckin odds at me, cunty baws, or yi’ll git yir fuckin mooth burst.|
an excl. of encouragement.
|Wichita Eagle (KS) 24 Dec. 7/1: Such expressions as [...] ‘I should snicker,’ ‘Now you’re shoutin’,’ etc. [...] are certainly not polite.|