- abbreviation for aggravated, aggressive, aggression.
Ankle biter - a small
or young child.
Arvo - afternoon.
Av-a-go-yer-mug - a phrase used to encourage
someone to put more effort into something.
Aussie - an Australian.
Barney - an argument, fight.
Beano / Beanfeast - a festivity,
Beanie - a small close fitting knitted cap often with a pom pom
Big smoke - the city.
Billabong - a waterhole.
Billy - a container,
usually makeshift, for boiling water or tea; a receptacle used for smoking marijuana.
Bloke - a man.
Bludger - a lazy person who evades responsibilities, often
applied to one who collects the dole and doesn't try to find work.
to fight, a dispute; depressed in spirits; a mistake; .
Bluey - a nickname
for a red-headed person; a breed of Australian work dog.
Bonza - excellent,
Bottlo - a Bottle shop or Liquor store.
/ bush wire - unofficial communication network by which rumours are spread.
- one who lives in the bush.
Bushwacked - extremely fatigued or exhausted.
week - a fictitious week when country people come to town; a time of year when
stupid things happen.
Bushytailed - full of health and good spirits.
- to apprehend for an illegal activity; to go bankrupt; a police raid.
- the buttocks, bottom.
Can-do - capable and obliging.
Centralia - the inland region of
Champers - champagne.
Chinwag - a chat, conversation.
- a chicken.
Cobber - a mate, friend.
Cockeyed - twisted or slanted to
one side; foolish, absurd.
Codger - a bloke, fellow, especially elderly and
a little odd.
Compo - compensation for injury; workers compensation.
- something striking or astonishing; something very good of its kind.
Creepy-crawley - an insect.
Crook - sick, disabled, bad inferior;
a thief; to get angry.
Crown Jewels - the testicles.
Cut up - to cause distress
to; to criticise severley.
- a person with little or no dress sense, uncouth.
Date - buttocks; a date
roll is a roll of toilet paper.
Dick stickers - mens brief style bathers.
- an Australian soldier, especially one who served in World War I.
a dent or damaged section of a car, bike, surfboard, etc.
Dinkum / dinki-di
- true, honest, genuine.
Down the road - term indicating distance but no particular
distance, it could be a few hundred metres but may be a few hundred miles.
- slow-witted or stupid person.
Dunny - an outside toilet, lavatory.
- to talk incessantly, someone who talks too much.
dinkum - real, genuine, true.
Few sandwiches short of a picnic - slow witted,
not all together.
Footy - rugby league.
Fridge - the refrigerator.
as a boot - intoxicated.
Full of it - someone is full of it if they are a liar.
gidday - a greeting meaning good day.
Gee-whiz - an expression indicating astonishment.
stuffed - go away.
Get the shits - to become angry, upset or short tempered.
Gnarly - difficult, awkward; terrific, excellent.
Go a meal or drink -
could eat a meal or have a drink.
Go for broke - to risk all ones capital.
- deprecatory term for an environmentalist.
Grog / booze - alcohol. beer, spirits.
- an idiot; a young surfer
Grouse - very good.
Grub - food.
it - to tolerate something or to keep up.
Hair of the dog - an alcoholic drink
taken to relieve a hangover.
Half your luck - an expression often indicating
envy of one's goodwill can also be a congratulatory remark or best wishes blessing.
yacka - hard work.
Hassle - to give problems, complications or aggravations.
- main residence on a sheep or cattle station (ranch or farm).
Hooroo - goodbye.
the shit - in serious trouble.
- exclamation of surprise.
Joe Blake - snake (rhyming slang).
John - toilet.
- a sheep.
Kick in - contribute
money to something.
Knock off - to steal something; a counterfeit product.
- to inform on someone.
Lair - flashily dressed young man of brash or vulgar
Larrikin - a lout, a mischievous young chap.
Laughing gear -
Loo - toilet.
as a cut snake - crazy.
Mate - usually a friend or acquaintance but anyone
can be a mate.
Middy - a middle-sized (285ml) glass of beer.
Mug - a fool,
one easily duped.
Nong - a fool,
Noah / noah's ark - a shark (rhyming slang).
- the uncultivated Australian workingman; boorish, uncouth.
Ol' cheese - mother.
Ol' man - father.
Oldies - parents.
On a good lurk - on to a good thing.
ya mate - usually means well done but often used sarcastically.
- free-for-all, anything goes.
Oz - Australia.
- someone who doesn't want to do something especially within a group.
Pissed off - disgruntled, fed up.
Plonk - any alcoholic liquor,
especially cheap wine.
Poddy-dodger - a cattle rustler, one who steals unbranded
Pollie / polly - a politician.
Pommie / Pom - English person (usually
Prawn - a shrimp.
Pub - a hotel, short for public house.
Usually taken to mean the bar or drinking area in a hotel.
off - go away, get lost.
Rag - a newspaper or a woman who sleeps around.
- rascal, rogue.
Ripper / rip snorter - great, terrific.
Roo - short for
Sandshoes - casual
Sanga - a sandwich or sausage.
Schooner - a large-sized
(425ml) glass of beer.
Scrub up - dress up.
Seppo / Septic tank - an American
(rhyming slang for yank).
Servo - a petrol / service / gas station.
- girl, woman.
She'll be apples - all is well (rhyming slang).
buy or pay for; a round of drinks in the pub.
Skite - boast, brag.
- a carton of 24 beer cans.
Slugo's - mens brief style bathers.
a break from work to indulge in chit-chat and a cigarette
Spine bashing - resting,
Spit the dummy - get very upset about something.
Sport - used
as a term of address usually between males like mate.
Squib - to behave in
a cowardly manner or to back down.
Stickybeak - to pry or meddle; one who pries
Strine - Australian English.
Struth - an exclamation expressing
surprise or verification.
Stubby - a small bottle of beer.
Sunnies - a pair
Swag - a large number or unspecified number.
/ tar - thanks.
Tart - once meaning 'sweet heart' but now a derogatory word
for a woman.
Tee up - to organise something.
Thingy / thingo / thingummyjig
- any thing that doesn't have a precise name.
Tightarse - someone who wont
buy a drink or wont part with money.
Tinnie - a can of beer.
Tucker - food.
- a U turn.
Up a gum tree - in difficulties, stranded.
Up shit creek - in
trouble (often without a paddle indicating serious trouble).
Ute - small truck,
short for utility truck.
- Victoria Bitter, a beer.
- a period of wandering, usually in reference to Aborigines.
Walloper - one
who thrashes someone.
Wally - someone who keeps making mistakes.
- one who masturbates; a person who is full of themself, egotistical.
/ wax head - a surfer.
Wedding tackle - a penis.
Westie - someone from Sydney's
western suburbs, often used derogatorily to mean uneducated and/or uncultured.
Also someone who acts like a westie.
What-da-ya-know - an expression of surprise;
a friendly phrase used to open a conversation.
Wombat - a simple minded person.
- a derogatory term for a foreigner, especially one of Mediterranean or Middle
XXXX - a
Queensland beer brand (pronounced four ex).
- a story.
Yobbo - loutish, surly youth.
Yonks - a long period of time.