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yakka /ˈjækə/

(countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by some speakers.

Work. It is often used in the expression ‘Hard yakka’, meaning that something is hard work.

Example: They need drive and ambition, because it's hard yakka, and the attitude's got to be 100%. (http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/07/29/1217097249757.html)


 

Someone preparing for hard yakka repairing a driveway

(photo by Edward Palmer)