Grey-ghost meaning

(Australia, Melbourne, Sydney) A parking inspector, a person issuing tickets fining vehicles parked illegally or for too long.

1998 July 18, Grey ghosts turn a blind eye, Sydney Morning Herald.

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(Australia) The bonefish species Albula neoguinaica.
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Origin of grey-ghost

  • (parking inspect): Reputedly a reference to the grey uniforms once worn; the term remaining even though the uniforms have changed.
    From Wiktionary