A short, squat beer bottle with a capacity of 375 ml. The bottle is stubby (short and thick) in comparison with the tall and slender 750 ml beer bottle. The stereotypical Australian male is often depicted drinking a stubby, while dressed in a pair of stubbies-the tradename for a pair of men's brief shorts. : a stubby short of a sixpack Not very bright or clever, not quite 'with it'. This is an Australian variation of a common international idiom, typically represented by 'a sandwich short of a picnic'. It combines the Australian 'stubby' (a small squat 375 ml bottle of beer) with the borrowed American 'sixpack' (a pack of six cans of beer), demonstrating how readily Australian English naturalises Americanisms.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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