- 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 103:
- the bottle-oh with the cleft tongue rode his wagon wrapped tight in an old grey blanket and had his battle-oh cries blown westwards before the icy gusts of wind.
- 2010, Kathleen M. McGinley, Out of the Daydream: Based on the Autobiography of Barry Mcginley Jones, page 74,
- Another character was the bottle-o man. He would come around on weekends down the lane standing on a dray driven by an old horse while he cried out: “booooddle-o, any old rags and boddles? Booooddle-o”.
- 2011, Richard Plant, Life's a Blur, unnumbered page,
- When Kate was a girl living in Albert Park, a lifetime before she met Rex, her bottle-o had some sort of motor truck. Some of us can remember the horse and cart used by the bottle-o, the milk-o, the ice-man, and especially the woodman.
- (Australia, New Zealand, informal) A bottle shop.
From bottle + -o (“diminutive suffix”).