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Australian Slang

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Ace
excellent
Aggro
aggravated or upset about something
Alf
stupid person
Amber fluid
beer, ale
Ankle biter
young child
Antipodes
places on exactly opposite sides of the earth
Ant's pants
height of fashion OR high opinion of themselves
Anyhow mate!
a saying used to change the subject when talking(usually when bored with what is being said)
Apple eaters
someone who lives in the state of Tasmania (apple growing state)
she'll be Apples!
everything will be okay
Apricots
a man's testicles
Arse over tit
fall over
this Arvo
this afternoon
Aussie
some one from Australia a Australian
Av-a-go-yer-mug
someone is not trying hard enough in their sport, and you want them to (this is yelled to give them a bit of a push a long)
Avos
avocados (a type of fruit)
Awning over the toy shop
male beer belly
Ay ?
didn't hear what was said, or "pardon me"
Back of Beyond
far out bush as you can get, right out in the outback of Australia
Back of Bourke
the middle of nowhere
your old Bag, the old Bag
a term for a woman, usually the wife or the mother-in-law
Bagged someone
critised or put someone down
Bail out
you leave, abandon
Bail up
hold up OR rob OR earbash
Balls up
terrible mistake, everything has gone wrong
Barbie
barbecue, BBQ,("I'll throw some shrimp on the barbie")
Banana bender
a person from Queensland
Bang on
it's hit the target right in the middle, OR it's right, or correct
Banged up
pregnant
over with the Bar flies
going over to talk to the old men who drink and talk in the front bar of a pub from when it opens to when it closes
Barney
fight or scuffle OR argument or tiff
Barrack
to cheer or spur your team on (football team etc.)
give it a Bash
you will try something you are not sure of
Basket case
someone on the edge of mental collapse
Bastard
can be a term of endearment eg. "How are ya going ya old bastard?"
Bathers
swimming costume
old Battle-Axe
wife OR mother-in-law
you're a Battler
you work hard to earn a living
Beating around the bush
not getting to the point on a subject
Beaut, beauty
great, fantastic, terrific, something that went real well, (you little beauty!)
Belt up!
shut-up, stop talking ,be quite, (in an angry way)
Berko
angry (in an unreasonable way)
Better half
your wife or husband
going to have a Bex
you are going to settle yourself down from some sort of stress (figuratively not taking a Bex which is a drug) but usually a cup a tea, a cry and a good rest
Big note yourself
to skite, to say you are better or more important than you really are
Billabong
an ox-bow river or watering hole
Billy
large tin can used to boil water over a campfire for tea, "put the billy on",
Billy cart
a go-kart of a kids (childs) construction
past the Black stump
the same as back of beyond
Block
your head
do your Block
you are angry or lose your temper
go to the Block
go to your vacant piece of land
Blow through
leave in a hurry
Blowies
blow flies
Bloke
male, man, guy
Bloody
very (e.g. bloody hard yakka)
Bloody oath!
that's certainly true
Blowing your dough
spending all your money
Bludge
to do nothing at all
Bludger
lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
Blue
fight or argument ("he was having a blue with his wife")
true Blue
something that is real Australian
Bluey
Nick-name for a red-headed bloke OR pack, equipment OR traffic ticket
Blue Heeler
police OR Queensland cattle dog
Bob's your uncle
What you say when things suddenly fall into place
Bolted
left very quickly
Bonzer there mate!
that's great friend, ripper
Boogie board
a hybrid, half-sized surf board
Boomer
a large male kangaroo, Australian basket-baller
Booze, Boozer
alcohol, pub or hotel OR a person who is a heavy drinker
Booze bus
Police van used for randon breath testing for alcohol
Bottle shop
liquor shop
Bottoms up
drinking the whole glass of something all at once (usually beer)
you're a Bow wow
you are really ugly, (a dog)
Brass
money, "have you got any brass on ya?", (have you got any money?)
Brass razoo
no money
Breaky
breakfast, first meal of the day
Breadbasket
the stomach
mow the Brigalo suckers
shave the beard
Broken packet of biscuits
someone whose life looks good on the outside, but is a mess on the inside
Brown dog - "kick a Brown dog"
you are going to get your tension out (figuratively NO, you don't kick a brown dog)
Brown-eye
to show ones bottom, mooning
Buckley's, Buckley's chance, Buckley's & none
no chance ("New Zealand stands Buckley's of beating Australia at football")
Bug
(Moreton Bay Bug) small crab
Bugalugs
a friendly endearment
Bugger all
doing absolutely nothing
Bull dust
a lie
Bullamakanka
imaginary place in the far outback, as far as you can go in the outback
Built like a brick shit house
you are saying someone is of very strong construction or big (usually outside tiolets are made of wood)
Bummer
you're been let down by something, "what a bummer!"
Bung
to put (bung another snag on the barbie mate!)
Bunyip
mythical spirit creature from outback
give it a Burl
give something a try, that you have not done before
Bush
the hinterland, the Outback, anywhere that isn't in town
Bush-bash
go off road in a vehicle, forcing your way through untouched bush
Bush telegraph
the town gossip network
what is this? Bush week?
How they respond when you tell someone something that is not true
Butcher
a 285 ml beer in South Australia
give it a "Butchers"
short for "butchers hook" it means you will look into it (look rhymes with butcher's hook)
B.Y.O.
unlicensed restaurant where you have to Bring Your Own grog, also similar party or barbecue
something's Cactus
It's died, "it's had it"
Cakehole
your mouth
Camp oven
Large cast iron pot with a lid, for cooking on a open fire
Cane-toad
A Queensland Rugby League supporter or fan
Can
outdoor toilet (without a sewage connection- a can is used instead and emptied once or twice a week)
Can it
tell someone to stop it or shut up
Carked it (someone)
they've died
Carpetbagger steak
beef stuff with oysters
Chalky
teacher
Cheerio
saying goodbye
Chew the fat
have a good talk together
Chicken
a person who won't stand up for themselves
Chin-wag
having a good chat
Chippie
carpenter
Chock a block or Chocker's
full to the point you can fill no more or crowded to over flowing
Choof off
You go now
Chook
a chicken, hen, rooster
may your Chooks turn into emus and kick your shithouse down
statement you can make when, you're not very happy with what someone has done to you
Chuck
throw something OR vomit
Chunder
vomit, spew
Clanger
someone told a real big lie OR a shock
Claytons
something of questionable integrity, a fake which resembles the real thing (the opposite of Fair Dinkum)
Clobber
Clothes
Clod hoppers
your feet or shoes (usually big)
Cobber
friend
Cock and bull
something is a lie (cock and bull story),(load of crap)
something is a Cock up
its gone all wrong
Cockroach
someone who lives in the state of New South Wales, don't ask why!
Cockie
farmer,OR cockroach
Codswallop cods-swal-lop
a lot of nonsense or a lie
got no Coin
you have no money
get them to Come across
try to get someone over to your way of thinking
Come a gutser
make a bad mistake, have an accident
Compo
Compensation (Worker's Compensation/work cover/work care.)
Cooee
a call for greeting someone at a distance in the bush
Cop it sweet
to get what's coming to you, without trying to get back at them
Corroboree
aboriginal festival dance
you will be waiting till the Cows come home
you be waiting all day
Cow-tow
bow and scrape to someone
Cozzy
swimming costume, togs, bathers
Crack a tinnie
open a can of cold beer
Crack onto
to make a pass at or chat up
what a load of Crap
(someone is talking rubbish) a lie
stop the Crap!
stop what you are doing or saying as its not true
off to the Crapper
go off to the tiolet
Creamed
someone or team has beaten someone else or team by a huge margin
Crikey!
surprise at something
Cripes!!
exclamation of shock
Crook
ill, sick, OR badly made, something that is not functioning, OR villain
Croweater
someone who lives in the state of South Australia, (that state's outback has a lot of crows)
Cruddy
something of low quality
Cunning as a shithouse rat
someone who is very cunning and under handed
Cuppa
cup of tea or coffee
Curly
nickname for a bald person
give someone a bit of Curry
give someone a hard time of it
Cut lunch
sandwiches
Dag
an uncool person, a funny person, nerd, goof, loser OR a friendly endearment (the trick is knowing which one they mean, check to see if they a smiling) OR to describe unfashionable way of dressing
Daks
trousers, pants, shorts
Damp squib
someone who is not thinking to well, a bit of a dub (squib was a small firecracker, a damp squib is one that doesn't go off) so I guess they saying your not firing to well
Damper
flour and water bread mix cooked in the coals of a camp fire he's got the Darling pea :behave strangely, OR insane (it's a plant that causes some strange behavior mainly in animals that eat it)
Dead horse
tomato sauce
Dead marine
empty beer bottle
Deadset
without a doubt
your Dial
your face
Didgeridoo
Aboriginal wind musical instrument
going to your Dig
is going to your home or the place where you live
Digger
Australian soldier
Dill
an idiot, someone that is not too smart
Dilly-bag
food bag OR small bag to carry things
you are a Dingo
you are cunning bad person
Dinkum, fair dinkum
true, real, genuine ("Kwik Kerb is a dinkum Aussie business"; "is he fair dinkum?")
Dinky-di
the real thing, genuine OR originating from down-under
see you a Divvy
see you in a very sort time
Divvy van
Police divisional van
Dobber
someone who tells on you or has a big mouth
Docket
a bill, receipt
Do-dar
something or item you do not know the name of is a do-dar
Dodgy
something suspicious and underhanded
Doesn't know if it's pitt street or christmas
to be confused (a country bloke confused at all the lights of Sydney's Pitt Street
Dog
an ugly women, (not a term of endearment)
Dog and bone
telephone
Dole bludger
Somebody on welfare assistance when unjustified
Done Deal
something finished or completed
Donger
a mans penis
Donk
car or boat engine OR motor bike
haven't seen you in Donkey's years
you haven't seen someone in a real long time
Dork
fool or idiot
Dough
money, cash in pocket
Dover
a bush knife
Drink with the flies
to drink alone
if you are a Drip
you are someone with no personality, no character, boring
Drongo
a dope, stupid person
Drop of the perch
glass of beer
Dropped your bundle
lost your temper ,finding it hard to cope with things
Dropped your guts
farted, broken wind
Drover's dog
no good, useless, of no importance
Drum
information, tip-off ("I'll give you the drum")
Dry as a dead dingo's donger
drought OR very dry climate(who ever started this one, had a strange past-time)
Dud-dropper
one who sells cheap stuff as good stuff, implying that it's cheap because it fell off the back of a truck.(stolen)
up the Duff
pregnant
Dunlop cheque
cheque that bounced(the bank bid not except, return to you) rubber
Dunny
outside lavatory, toilet
Dunny budgie
a fly
noisy as a Dunny door in a storm
something or someone making a continuous noise
Durry
cigarette
Earbashing
nagging, non-stop chatter
I could Eat a horse, and chase the jockey
you are very very hungry
Egg-head
idiot, dill, nerd, dag, etc.
Elbow grease
working hard (digging etc)
Esky
large insulated box which you put ice bricks in, to keep food and drink cold eg.(beer)
Face fungus
man's beard, hair on the face
Fag
a cigarette
Fair crack of the whip
said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to.(to let them know, you know)
Fair dinkum
true, real, genuine eg:("Kwik Kerb is a dinkum Aussie business" or "Is he fair dinkum?")
Fair enough
OK you are right, I agree about something
Fair go
a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Fair suck of the sav
giving someone an equal chance (sav is a saveloy a type of sausage)
Fanny
females private part
Fart-arse around
you not getting on with the job at hand, and doing other things
Fat chance
something has little to no chance of happening
Fella
person or a male(white-fella or black-fella are not to be used as it's racist, I've never heard it used this way in either way, only when one race wanted to get to know the other in a friendly way, but you shouldn't use it)
old Fella
mans penis
Fibber
someone who tell lies
like a Fish on a hook
you are really caught on something OR caught by something OR into something
Five finger discount
shoplifting
Flake
Shark meat, used in Fish and Chip shops
Flaked out
laid down for a rest or went to sleep from drinking too much alcohol
Flaming thing or Flaming good
extra bad or extra good
Flash as a rat with a gold tooth
dressed and groomed nicely
Flat chat or Flat out
going as fast as you can
go to the Flicks
go to the cinema
give it the Flick
throw it away
Floater
meat pie floating in thick pea soup (South Australia) sounds bad but it's great on a cold night
Footbrawl
northerners term for Ozzie Rules Football
Footy
Australian Rules football, Rugby League, Super League
Fossicking
searching, rummaging ("fossicking through the kitchen drawers")
Fred nerk
someone imaginary
Front someone
ask them what they're hiding
Fruit cake
mentally unstable
Full
drunk, intoxicated
Full as a boot
drunk (very)
Full Feather
real good health
Funny farm
mental institution
Galah
loud, rudely behaved person, fool, (named after the bird of the same name which flies south in the winter - a bloody silly thing to do in the Southern Hemisphere)
Ga darn or G'darn
surprise at something
Ga day or G'day
a friendly welcome (same as hello or hi)
Game
brave, (if you have a go at something others think or find difficult, they say you're game)
Gammy
sore, eg:I have a gammy leg (a leg not working properly, its damaged)
have a Gander
have a look
Garbo, garbologist
municipal garbage collector, dustman
Gasbag
a person who talks a lot
what's your Game
what are you up to, (something going on that is wrong)
Gibber
a large rock
Give it away
give up on something, quit
Give it a burl
try it, have a go
I need to Go!
I want to go to the toilet
Goer
"It's a goer."(something that will definitely occur, that you have been trying to make happen)
Gone round the bend
gone crazy or mental
Good as Gold!
something is great
Good-oh
okay, alright
Good oil
useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good on you
good for you, well done
Good on ya mate!
you are happy with what they are doing
Goog
an egg (he has a big goog on is head) he has a bump on his head as big as an egg
full as a Goog
drunk
Grazier
sheep or cattle farmer (natural grass without pasture)
Grizzle
complain, whinge
Grog
alcohol, liquor, beer ("bring your own grog, you bludger")
Grot
a very dirty or untidy person
Grouse
something is great, terrific
Grub
dirty eater, or dirty child OR some-one wearing very dirty clothes
Grub
food (go eat some grub.)
Guffing off
someone who is lazy
down the Gurgler
down the plug hole, something has failed
Gutzer
to fall over and hurt yourself
Gympy leg
sore leg, a leg not working properly, its damaged
Haggle
bargain, (talk the price down)
Hair of the dog
drinking alcohol the morning after, (while you still have a hang-over)
put Hairs on ya chest
something done which is brave, very manly OR that if you eat this or drink this you will become a man
Hang out
spending time out, usually with friends
Happy as larry
you are extremely over-joyed
Hardcase
someone with a closed mind, but they might not think so
Hit the Hay OR Hit the sack
go to bed to sleep
Hit your kick
open your wallet
Holy-dooly
an expression of surprise
Hoon
hooligan, a show-off with limited intelligence
Hotel
often just a pub
Howzat?
asking someone how something is OR appealing to the umpire for an 'out' in a cricket match
Humping
carrying something heavy usually on your shoulder OR having sexual intercourse
Humpy
bush dwelling of cheap construction
Icy pole
popsicle, lollypop, (great for hang-overs)
Idiot box
television set
Iffy
"something is bit iffy", its risky or suspect
Illywhacker
a stick for smacking a child with, (not allowed anymore) I guess it makes you ill, when you get hit. (not something I enjoyed as a kid)
Irrits
"you give me the irrits", you're extremely irritating
Ivories
your teeth OR "to tickle the ivories" is to play the piano
I will fix your Jack and Jill
I will pay your bill, (usually in a restaurant)
Jackaroo
a male ranch hand OR Holden 4 wheel drive recreational vehicle
Jaked
broken
Jerry
a pot under the bed (if you need to go in the middle of the night)
Jibber
talk a lot, usually about nothing important
Jiffy
a short time
Jigged
broken or no longer usefull
Jillaroo
a female ranch hand
by Jingos!
exclamation of wonder
I will Job you!
I will hit you or punch you
Jocks
male underpants
Joe blow
anyone you don't even know (someone you do not know the name of)
Joey
baby kangaroo
John
toilet
Journo
journalist
Jumbuck
sheep
Jumper
usually a woollen sweater
Just down the road
someone says this when you ask for directions, (ask for more details because this could be 100 meters to a 1000 kilometers away)
Kafuffle
argument or a disturbance
Kangaroos loose in the top paddock
a little crazy, mentally unstable
Keen as mustard
enthusiastic about something
Kick the bucket
die, pass away
Kip
short rest or sleep or nap
Kit
all your belongings or your possessions
Kiwi
someone who live in New Zealand (New Zealander)
Knackers
male testicles
Knock
to criticise
Knocker
somebody who criticizes
Knock something
criticise it
Knock shop
a house of prostitution, brothel
she Knocked me back
she didn't want to have sex with you
Knocked up
pregnant
Knocked off work
time to go home from work
get Knotted!
is an angry way to say "no"
you Know
mostly used by people who do not know what they are talking about, and hope you do (a habit phrase some Aussies use on the end of a sentence)
Kwikkerb
Kwik Kerb, Curb, Curbing, concrete edging ("Come and Kwikkerb my garden")
Lady blamey
a beer glass made from the bottom half of a beer bottle
Lady muck
a woman who puts on airs of a grand lady, usually badly, (stuck up)
Lag
Inform, dob
Lame-brained
someone that is stupid
Lamingtons
small sponge cakes coated in chocolate and grated coconut
Lashing out
going on a spending spree
Laughing gear
your mouth
Lav or Lavvy
outdoor toilet
Leading you up the garden path
someone is trying to deceive or trick you and you are not aware of it
get a Leg up
Getting help to climb over something, or climb up
Lemon
something that is faulty OR broken OR bad OR useless (that you are stuck with)OR a lesbian
Lights on but there's no one home
someone not to smart
Lippie
lipstick
Liquid amber
Beer, ale
use your Loaf
use your head, think about it
Lob, lob in
drop in to see someone unannounced("the rellies have lobbed in")
Lollies
sweets
Lolly
money OR head
do your Lolly
shouting and raving in an angry way,(losing you head)
hit your Lolly
hit your head
Lollywater
soft drink
Long as a month of sundays
a very long time (28 - 31 weeks)
how Long is a piece of string?
this statement is said when someone asks you a question that doesn't have a straight answer eg. "How long will it take?"(You can't determine a time)
Long-neck
large beer bottle
Loo
toilet, lavatory, mens room, dunny
Lucky Country, The
Australia, where else?
on a good Lurk
on to a good thing or job
ga day Luv
substitute for the womans name, saying hello in a friendly way
Mad as a cut snake
gone crazy
Manchester
household linen
Mate
buddy, friend, pal
Matilda
your sleeping bag or bed roll for camping out
Mexican
a person from across the border
Middie
285 ml beer glass in New South Wales
Milk bar
a small shop that sells all sorts (mainly food and drinks eg. milkshakes)
Missus
your wife
Mob
group of people or things, not necessarily unruly
Mollydooker
a left hander
Moosh
your mouth
More of them than you can poke a stick at
a lot of something
Mozzies
mosquitoes
Mucking around
playing around in a way that others generally don't like
Mud
wet concrete for laying bricks etc.
Mug
your face
gone up the Mulga
gone bush, gone to the country not touched by man
you look like a stunned Mullet
dazed OR you mind is off thinking about something else
things are crook in Mussellbrook
times are bad
Mystery bag
sausage (you never know what the butcher put in it)
Nacked
annoyed
Nackered
absolutely exhausted or very tired
Nana
banana
Narkie
short tempered
Neddie
a horse
Never Never
the Outback, centre of Australia, usually off the beaten track,
Nickers
womans underpants
Nick off
go now, get lost
you're in the Nick
you are naked
you've got a good Nick
you've got a good name
Nockers
women's breasts
No-hoper
somebody who'll never do well
Not the full quid
not bright intellectually
you're in the Nuddy
you are naked
Nulla-nulla
wooden club used by Aborigines (made from very heavy and hard wood called Blackbutt)
Ocker
an unsophisticated person, Aussie that likes beer, sport and women and is generally un-cultured
Offsider
an assistant, helper
Off like a brides nightie
leaving now or very quickly
Off like a bucket of prawns in the sun
leaving now or very quickly
Off like a piece of cheeze
leaving now or very quickly
Off the beaten Track
on a road not used very much, or no road at all or in a remote part of Australia
Oldies
parents
Once over
giving something the look over or checking it out
One armed bandit
poker machine (sad to say the arm is being replaced by a button)
On ya mate
well done there mate
Ooroo
goodbye
O.S.
overseas ("he's gone O.S.")
Outback
remote part of Australia
bun in the Oven
pregnant
Ow-yar-goin mate?
how are you going?
Oy!
an Aussie bush call
Oz
Australia!
Ozzie
Australian!
Paly
on friendly terms with someone
Paraletic
drunk, (very) Falling down, can't even stand up
Pash or pash off
kissing passionately
Paw-paw
Queensland papaya fruit (tropical)
Pearl
excellent
Perk at work
something good your employer supplies for nothing as a part of your job(and usually the taxman wants a part of it)
Pester
annoy or bother someone
Plonk
real cheap alcohol or cheap wine
Piffle
nonsense
Pigs bum
you say this when someone says something that's wrong, or incorrect
Piker
someone who does not want to do, what the rest of the group want to do
Pinch
to arrest
Pissed as a parrot
drunk
Pissed off
you are angry or unhappy with something
it Pivot's on
"it depends on" ,to consider
Poddy dodger
cattle rustler
Pom, pommy
an Englishman
Pommy bastard
NOT a term of endearment
you Pong
you smell or have an unpleasant odour
Poo tickets
toilet paper
talking on the Porcelain telephone
vomiting into a toilet (driving the Porcelain bus)
Pork chop in a Jewish Synogogue
you feel out of it, in what ever situation
Postie
postman, mail delivery person or mailman
Possie
advantageous position, in good spot
Playing Possum
you are hiding yourself or try to keep something from someone
Pot
285 ml beer glass in Queensland & Victoria OR marijhuana, dope(an illegal drug which is commonly smoked, also known as Indian hemp)
Pot hole
hole in the road
Pot calling the kettle black
someone said something adverse about you and you reply with this slang phrase (which says that they are the same or worse then their adverse statement about you)
Prang
automotive crash
Prawn
shrimp (that's right we don't put a shrimp on the barbie, that's just advertising to con you to come here. No Aussie except Hogan has ever said it)
Raw Prawn
easy to deceive
Prezzies
gifts
Pub
hotel, place for buying and drinking alcohol
Pull the belt in
stop spending money
Pull your head in mate
tell them to mind their own business
Pull your socks up
get you life in order OR get your act together
Pussy
domestic cat OR a females private part
Put up or shut up
show you can do it or say it or keep quite
Put the cows out on the long Paddock
putting cows out on the road or highway to graze
Quid
money
Quack
doctor
not the full Quid
short on brains
Rack off
you are asked to leave, go now, in an angry way, get lost
Rafferty's Rules
every thing is a mess and mixed up, done all wrong, with no rules at all
Rag
newspaper OR a women who sleeps around
Raining cats'n'dogs
heavy storm & rain
Rapt
overjoyed
Ratbag
not a nice person
Reckon!
you bet! Absolutely!
Reckon you are right
believe or think you're right
Rellie
family relative
Ridgy-didge
original, genuine
Right
okay ("she'll be right, mate")
Righto
okay or that's right
Ringer
fast sheep shearer
Ring-in
replacement for the real thing, imposter
smells Ripe
smells off or bad
Ripped off
you've been cheated
Ripper
great, fantastic
Ripsnorter
something that's really great
Road train
multi-trailered semi truck
Roaring trade
you've been doing a lot of business
Roo
kangaroo
Root
sexual intercourse
Rooted
very tired
Ropable
very ill tempered or angry
RS
lousy (rat shit)
Rough end of the pineapple
you got a bad deal
Rotten
drunk ("I went out last night and got rotten")
Rubbish
to criticize
Rug up
dress warmly
you'd have to Run around in a the shower to get wet
you are very thin
Sacked
fired from workor a job (relieved of your duties)
great Australian Salute
the action of using your hand to wave flies away from your face(can be a constant thing in some places)
Salvos, the
Salvation Army,
Sandgroper
a person from Western Australia (a very sandy state)
Sanger or Sanga
Sandwich
Sausage short of a barbecue
short of brains (a Snag Short of a barbie)
Scallops
fried potato cakes (Qld), Shellfish (elsewhere)
School
group of drinkers, each of whom buys a round
Schooner
large beer glass usually 425 ml in NSW, in South Australia it refers to a 375ml glass
Scone
your head
Scrubber
a person of poor quality and who maybe doesn't keep clean
Scrub-up well
you are now dressed, hair done nice, you look good, where you didn't before
Scum, Scum-bag
undesirable person, (He's the scum of the earth)
Seppo
American person
Shack
a simple dwelling or house
Shark
used car salesman
Shark biscuit
somebody new to surfing
Sheila
a woman
Shellacking
complete defeat
She'll be right
"it'll turn out okay"
Shirty
to get upset or angry
Shivoo
rowdy party
Shonky
unreliable, a very suspect deal
Shoot through
to leave in a hurry
Short and curlies
pubic hair, when someone states they've "got you by the short and curlies" you're in a bad position
Shout
a turn to buy a round of drinks usually alcohol eg. ("it's your shout") its your turn to buy a round, next shout will be someone elses in the group-(one sure way to get drunk, especially if there are enough of you)
Shove off!
go away, get lost, said in an angry way
Show you the ropes
show you how to do a job
Sickie
day off sick from work (chuck a sickie = take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy!)
Silly Season
Christmas holidays
Sit on a beer
take a long time to drink a beer
cheap Skate
someone will not spend money or is a tight wad
Skite
to boast or brag about ones personal accomplishments
Slab
a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
going for a Slash
a man is going to urinate
Slippery-dip
childrens slide
Slog
hard work
Slow as a wet weekend
you doing something very slowly, and they trying to get you moving on it at a faster pace
Smoko
coffee or cigarette break if you are allowed to, (usually this gets you a spot outside near the rubbish bin at work)
Snag
sausage (put some snags on the barbie) now that's what Aussies really do say, (no bl...y shrimp)
Snakey
cranky, very upset or angry
I'll Sort it
you'll fix it whatever it is
See you in the Soup
see you around
call a Spade a Spade
telling something like it is, not saying something is good if its not , or bad if its actually good
Sparky
electrician
Spit the dummie
get very upset or angry about something
good Sport
someone who is good about losing and doesn't "spit the dummy"
up the Spout
pregnant
you've been Sprung
you've been caught doing something you shouldn't, busted
Spud
potato
Spunk
a good looking person (of either sex)
Spunky
someone who is sexy looking
Square off
to apologise
Squatter
someone who lives on someone else's land or house without permission
Stick in the mud
someone who is stopping you from doing something
Stickybeak
someone who cannot mind their own business (nosy person)
Stinger
Box Jellyfish
Stone the crows!
exclamation of shock at something
Strewth
exclamation of shock at something
Strides
trousers
Strine
This page is full of it, a lot of Aussie slang said at once. Australian slang and pronunciation
Stroppy
in a bad mood, and being difficult
Stubby
a small beer bottle
Stubbies
small bottles of beer OR a pair of mens shorts
I don't give a Stuff
you don't care about something
Sunbake
sunbathe
Surfies
people who go surfing - usually more often than they go to work!
Swag
canvas bag or cover that you keep all your belongings and bedroll in, to protect it from the weather when camping out
Swagman
tramp, hobo, home-less person in the outback
you look pretty Swank
you look dressed expensive, dressed well etc
something looks Swank
something looks expensive
no Sweat
no worries
Ta
thanks
Tall poppies
successful people
Talk the leg off an iron pot
talk a lot, talk endlessly without letting other people have a go
Taswegian
a person from Tasmania, apple-eater
Tea
evening meal
Tee-up
to set up an appointment or arrange something
Thing-a-ma-jigger
term you use when you can't actually remember the name of something
Thingo
something you don't know the name of is a thingo
Thongs
cheap rubber backless sandals
Thugby
southerners non-endearing term for Rugby League Football (usually because they don't appreciate a great game)
Thunder box
outdoor toilet (without sewage connection- a can is used instead and emptied once or twice a week)
hang on a Tick
wait a short moment
he's got Tickets on himself
this person thinks they are the greatest , highly self-opinionated
Tight arse
someone who doesn't want to part with their money
Tight wad
someone who doesn't want to part with their money
Tinny
can of beer, OR small aluminium boat
a couple of Tinnies short of a slab
someone a bit simple minded, or mentally impaired
Togs
swim suit, swimming costume, bathers, cozzy
Too right!
definitely! something is absolutely right & correct
Top-ender
someone who lives in the Northern Terriory
make Tracks
get going somewhere, leave
True blue
something that is real Australian
Tucker
food
Tucker-bag
bag for storing food in the bush
Tuckshop
Aussie school canteen or cafeteria or eatery
Turn it up
stop what your saying or doing as its not right (you're basically saying that the person isn't telling the truth)
going Twenty to the dozen
moving or doing something very fast
Two-up
traditional Australian heads or tails gambling game using two coins
Uee or Uwe
doing a U turn, (see "Yewy")
Um-ah
indecisive or can be doing something wrong
Underdaks or undees
underpants (usually male)
Uni
University
Up the creek without a paddle
someone that has got themself in a spot of trouble, or done something wrong with no way of undoing it, in a quandary
Up the gumtree
someone that got themself in a spot of trouble, in a quandary
someone got Up your nose
they've really upset you, irritated and annoyed you
Up yourself
full of yourself, stuck-up
Ute
utility vehicle (in the USA it's a pickup truck)
Vegies
vegetables
Verbal diarrhoea
talking utter rubbish
Waffle
talking nonsense, drivel
Wag school
skip school, truancy
Gone Walkabout
you've gone for a long walk, for an aboriginal it's a holiday away in the bush
Walkover
something is done easily or someone deceived easily
on the Wallaby track
to go from place to place in search of work
Wally
someone who keeps making mistakes
Wanker
a male person that is really stupid but they think they are the greatest
Waterhole
the hotel or pub
Weatherboard house
a type of old timber house with over-lapping boards
Wedding tackle
man's penis
the Wet
rainy season in northern Australia
Wharfie
dockworker
What's that!!
beg pardon, you didn't catch what someone was saying, and you want them to say it again.
Whinge
complain and carry on unnecessarily
Whip around
doing a collection, eg. collecting money for a gift for someone leaving work
White pointers
highway patrol OR females breasts when she is nude sunbaking on the beach
Who-ha
someone is making a fuss about something, usually about nothing important
Willy-willy or Whirly-wind
small dust twister, a spinning column of air usually picking up small particles and dust as it travels along (happens during Aussie summers when it's hot)
Willy-nilly
something kept in an untidy way
put the Wind up ya!
frighten someone OR to intimidate
Wing-ding
party or get together OR sometimes can mean an argument
Wobbly
excitable behaviour ("I complained about the food and the waiter threw a wobbly")
Woffle dust
if you are playing cards or dice and you're looking for bit of luck say you'll put a little Woffle dust on it, (theres no such thing and you don't actually put any dust on your cards or dice, it's just slang for luck.)
Wog
flu or trivial illness
Wonky
something is unstable or unsteady or shaky
Woomera
stick used by Aborigines to throw spears
Wowser
straight-laced person, killjoy, prude, puritan, spoilsport, old fashioned
Write off
it's not economical to fix the car after a crash (it's totalled)
XXXX
pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland
X it out
cross it out or erase something
Ya
you
Yabber
talk (a lot)
Yabbie
freshwater Australian crayfish
Yahoo
loudmouthed person who is usually out of control in some way
Yakka
work (noun) eg. hard Yakka
Yapping
talking non-stop
Yarn
a story that maybe true or it might not be, (that's for you to work out)
Ya tellin me!
you say this when someone has said something you agree with
see Yewse later
see you you all later, goodbye
Yewy
u-turn in traffic ("chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights")
Yobbo
an uncouth person, same as a yahoo but has no values at all, looks like a slob always
catch some ZZZ's
go for a sleep
Zonked
really really tired
Zebra crossing
broad striped white paint lines across a road as a pedestrian crossing