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Australian English is better English
In response to the English English Dictionary and as a favour to Blank, here's some Australian Slang for you all. I also caution you that a lot of Australian Slang has swearing in it. I've tried to keep it in Alphabetical order for you. Also note that most of these said in the right context can either be insult or a terms of endearment.
Aerial pingpong: Australian Rules football | AFL (derogatory term)
Ambo: Ambulance driver
Ankle biter: small child
B & S: Bachelors' and Spinsters' Ball - a very enjoyable party usually held in rural areas. Strictly black tie. Held outside and usually involves heavy drinking, circlework in utes and one night stands.
Back of Bourke: A very long way away.
Banana bender: A person from Queensland.
Bastard: Often used as a term of endearment (no joke!)
Beaut: Great, fantastic.
Big-note oneself: To brag or boast about yourself.
Billabong: A watering hole.
Billy: Teapot. Container for boiling water.
Bingle: Car accident.
Bitza: A mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that)
Bloke: Man, guy
Bloody: very (eg bloody hard yakka)
Bloody oath!: that's certainly true
Bludger: Lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
Bluey: A blue singlet. Also known as a wife-beater.
Bodgy: of inferior quality
Bogan: person who takes little pride in his appearance, spends his days slacking and drinking beer.
Booze bus: Police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers. Also known as a divvy van.
Bored shitless: very bored.
Bottle-o: liquor shop.
Built like a brick shit house: big strong bloke.
Buckley's: no chance (you've got buckley's mate)
Budgie smugglers: men's bathing costume, made by speedo.
Bull bar: stout bar fixed to the front of a vehicle to protect it against hitting kangaroos.
Bundy: short for Bundaberg Rum.
Bushman's hanky: Emitting nasal mucus by placing one index finger on the outside of the nose (thus blocking one nostril) and blowing.
Cab Sav: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cactus: dead, not functioning
Cark it: to die, cease functioning
Carn: Exclamation of support (Carn the crows!)
Chook: a chicken
Chuck a sickie: take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy
Chunder: Vomiting due to drinking too much.
Circlework: Driving around in circles in a ute.
Cleanskin: Bottle of wine without a label.
Compo: Workers' Compensation pay
Crack a fat: Get an erection
Crack onto (someone): to hit on someone, pursue someone romantically.
Cream: defeat by a large margin (Yeah, we creamed 'em!)
Crook: sick, or badly made
Crow eater: A person from South Australia
Dag: a funny person, nerd, goof.
Dry as a dead dingo's donger: very dry, usually due to lack of rain.
Dead horse: Tomato sauce (rhyming slang)
Deadset: true, the truth
Derro: A disgusting person (from "derelict")
Dickhead: An idiot.
Digger: a soldier.
Dipstick: a loser, idiot
Dog: unattractive woman.
Dole bludger: somebody on social assistance when unjustified.
Drongo: a dope, stupid person
Dunny: outside toilet. Also called a thunderbox
Earbashing: Nagging, non-stop chatter. Telling someone off.
Esky: Large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.
Fair go: A chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Fairy floss: candy floss, cotton candy
Feral: A hippie
Fight Juice: Rum
Flake: Shark fillet (sold in fish & chips shops)
Flat out like a lizard drinking: Busy
Fly wire: gauze flyscreen covering a window or doorway.
Galah: fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
Give it a burl: try it, have a go
Gobsmacked: surprised, astounded
Goon: cheap white wine
Grog: liquor, beer
Grouse: great, terrific, very good
Handle: beer glass with a handle
Heaps: a lot
Kangaroos loose in the top paddock: Intellectually inadequate ("he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock")
Knock: to criticise
Knock back: To refuse something.
Larrikin: A bloke who is always enjoying himself, harmless prankster
Liquid Breakfast: Beer had first thing in the morning.
Liquid laugh: Vomit
Lollies: sweets, candy
Longneck: 750ml bottle of beer
Maccas: McDonald's Restaurant
Map of Tasmania: A woman's pubic area
Mate: buddy, friend. Sometimes even just someone else.
Mate's rates: Cheaper than usual for a "friend"
Metho: methylated spirits
Mexican: A person from Victoria
Middy: 285 ml beer glass in New South Wales
Mob: group of people, not necessarily troublesome
Mongrel: despicable person
No drama: same as 'no worries'
No worries: Expression of forgiveness or reassurance
No wuckers: Short for 'no wucking furries', a switch of the saying 'no fucking worries'.
Offsider: An assistant, helper
Op shop: opportunity shop, thrift store, place where second hand goods are sold.
Pash: a long passionate kiss, snogging.
Pav: Pavlova - a rich, creamy Australian dessert
Perve: looking lustfully at the opposite sex
Piece of piss: easy task
Piker: Someone who doesn't want to fit in with others socially, leaves parties early
Piss: Going to the toilet. Urinating.
Plonk: cheap red wine
Pokies: poker machines. slot machines
Pommy bastard: an Englishman
Pot: 285 ml beer glass in Queensland and Victoria
Rack off: push off! get lost! get out of here!
Ratbag: mild insult
Rego: vehicle registration
Road train: big truck with many trailers
Rock up: to turn up, to arrive
Root: synonym for fuck in nearly all its senses
Ropeable: very angry
Rum Jacket: The warmth that comes from drinking copious amounts of rum.
Sandgroper: a person from Western Australia
Sanger: a sandwich
Schooner: 425mL beer glass
Seppo: an American
Servo: petrol station
She'll be right: it'll turn out okay
Sheila: a woman
Shit house: of poor quality, unenjoyable
Shoot through: to leave
Shout: turn to buy - a round of drinks usually
Scull: to drink a beer in a single draught without taking a breath
Slab: a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
Smoko: coffee break, morning tea
Snag: a sausage. Can also stand for Sensitive New Age Guy.
Sook: person who is soft, tame, inoffensive.
Spit the dummy: get very upset at something
Sprung: caught doing something wrong
Stickybeak: nosy person
Strewth: exclamation, mild oath
Stubby: a 375ml. beer bottle. Also a brand of shorts
Stubby holder: polystyrene or cloth insulated holder for a stubby
Taswegian: a person from Tasmania
Technicolor yawn: vomit
Ted/Teddy: Short for Toohey's Extra Dry. Beer.
Tee-up: to set up
Thongs: cheap rubber backless sandals, flip-flops
Tinny: can of beer
Tinny: A small metal row-boat
Too right!: definitely!
Trough lolly: the solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men's urinal
Truckie: truck driver
Two buck chuck: A nasty, two dollar bottle of wine.
Up oneself: have a high opinion of oneself
Ute: utility vehicle, pickup truck
VB: Short for Victoria Bitter. Pronounced Vee Bee
Vee dub: Volkswagen
Veg out: relax in front of the TV
Wagging school: skipping school
Wog: flu or trivial illness
Woop Woop: invented name for any small unimportant town
Wuss: coward; nervous person
XXXX: Four X, A Queensland Beer
Yabby: inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia
Yewy: u-turn in traffic
Yobbo: an uncouth person
So there you go. These are only ones I use often. No doubt there's more out there...
Last edited by Aether; Sep 10, 2006 at 12:06 PM.