sheila = A woman. gutless wonder = A coward, i.e. In this article, we divide all the Australian slang words into three main groups: slang abbreviations ending in -ie (barbie, sunnies), slang abbreviations ending in -o (e.g. Similar to give it a bash, give it a whirl. Chrissie - Christmas. yonks = A long time, e.g. Are you fair dinkum? (i.e. Under the Southern Cross I Stand [the Australian cricket teams victory song], E. J. Brady You can borrow my hammer; but, remember, its a boomerang. bees knees = Something very good. The world's best online dictionary. [See the entry: shoot through like a Bondi tram.]. Also known as a root ute, a shaggin wagon, or a sin bin. No fricking way! Can also be used when talking to any younger person (even an adult) in a parental or negative fashion, e.g. Whilst buggery does not specifically mean hell, it serves the same function as hell as used in common phrase Go to hell. bottled = To smash someone (usually over the head) with a bottle, such as in a pub fight, e.g. You know, strain the potatoes. go south til your hat floats = A relatively polite way of telling someone to go drown themselves, e.g. cow cocky = A dairy farmer. carked it = To die; stop working, e.g. Within the term there is an implied joke about Queenslanders spending their time bending the bananas before they are sent off to be sold. 'Bruce bailed' = Bruce isn't going to turn up. Auntie = A reference to the ABC (originally the Australian Broadcasting Commission, later renamed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation). sus = Suspicious; something worthy of suspicion; someone or something thought to be a bit dodgy, e.g. The phrase is based on spunky in the sense of spirited, and is influenced also by spunk in the sexual sense. Bodgies were regarded as uncouth louts. Balmain basket weavers = Inner-city trendies, or left-wingers; from the Sydney suburb of Balmain, once a poor suburb, but later populated by middle class trendies. bitumen = A tarred road; from the bitumen used on roads. Fair go, mate. Derived from beautiful. give something a try, e.g. A term arising from the vast sandy deserts of Western Australia; also, sandgroper is the name of a burrowing insect found in Western Australia, belonging to the Cylindrachetidae family. 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Dennis, 1921] ], Filed Under: IAC articles Tagged With: 500x500, Australian language, Australian phrases, Australian slang, Australian words, IAC list, Strine. no worries = Not a problem, its all okay, everything is fine. amber fluid = Beer; a reference to its colour. bog in = Indulge freely; same as the expression dig in. After explaining it they still dont believe it is a legit phrase. being selected to join a team or group). budgie smugglers = Small tight-fitting bathers (swimming costume) worn by men. chuck = [2] To vomit, to chuck up, to throw up, e.g. brass razoo = A reference to a (non-existent) worthless coin, e.g. cant be bothered = Dont feel like doing something, not in the mood to do something, cant be arsed, e.g. no wuckers = Not a problem; an adaptation of No wuckin furries. batching = Living as a bachelor, e.g. Sheila initially was how Aussies would refer to Irish women, but eventually the name stuck as slang for women in general. knackered = Very tired, exhausted. You may find that Australians tend to speak quickly and have an unusual way of pronouncing words. they had a real barney over that one (sometimes spelt as barny). bag of fruit = Rhyming slang for suit (can also be abbreviated to bag). Often used in a negative sense regarding a person with an over-inflated opinion of themselves, e.g. n Australian a sexually attractive young person. Not to be confused with BS. bible basher = Someone who is outspokenly Christian (similar to a bible thumper). Be quiet, or Ill hit you on the head). Kevin 747 (Kevin Rudd)Kevin 747 = Kevin Rudd (Prime Minister of Australia, Dec. 2007 to June 2010 and June 2013 to Sept. 2013), who used the slogan Kevin 07 for his 2007 election campaign, but the slogan was adapted (by those critical of his many hours of air travel at public expense) to Kevin 747 (although Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison were later reported as having taken more overseas trips than Rudd, but escaped being labelled for doing so). But it s all right for her, she s got a whole smorgasbord selection of classic spunk He was big-noting himself to impress that girl. But above all else, one of the most endearing things about an Australian is the way they speak. Anglos = Those of British ethnic descent. You bewdy!; may be called out when something good happens. Derived from the imagined length of a bees genitalia. No budgie smugglers ? The Man from Ironbark [poem by Banjo Paterson] Thesaurus. Similar to back of Bourke. Kookaburra Shazza = Sharon. Singular: ankle biter. Beg yours? go soak your head = Telling someone to rack off (telling someone to go away), usually while in a dispute or disagreement. knackers = Testicles. cleanskin = Someone without any criminal convictions, or in other circumstances someone with a clean sheet. garbo = Garbage man; the person who comes along in a truck to collect your rubbish. A greeting used by an older generation of Australians. I havent seen Dave for ages, I think hes gone walkabout. The Macquarie Australian Slang Dictionary James Lambert, 2004 Sydney: Macquarie Library Introduction The words Aussie and slang go together like swagman and billy, like bloke and sheila, like fair dinkum and true blue. Not a slang term as such, but included here since Americans can get confused over the term, as a rubber in the USA refers to a condom (some Americans were shocked to read that the advertised content of a showbag for young children included pencils and rubbers). game as Ned Kelly = Someone who is brave, willing to face incredible odds, e.g. not worth a cracker = Something that is worthless, or close to worthless; may come from the worth of a cracker (biscuit), but possibly from the term cracker that denoted a clapped-out or near-worthless cow or sheep. The word has been recorded in this sense since the 18th century. Shes such a great woman, her bloods worth bottling; hence the term bottler. The stage manager divvied up the takings; can also be spelt as divvie. Asian = Not a slang term as such, but included here so as to clear up any confusion that overseas visitors may have. There is also Dont be a Billy. BYO = An acronym for Bring Your Own, originally regarding alcoholic drinks but now also used for other items. However, when I look at his second meaning, this seems to cover your given usage: Ive known him for yonks. wuss = Someone who is cowardly, usually referring to males. two-pot screamer = Someone who gets drunk very easily; someone who gets drunk after drinking just two pots of beer (a pot of beer is a 285ml glass of beer, which is about half of an imperial pint). big bickies = A lot of money; can also be spelt as big bikkies. That new pub looks alright, I think Ill sus it out. crook = [2] To attack or abuse, to go crook at someone, e.g. He was stoked when he won the raffle. fugly = Someone who is regarded as fucking ugly. Im fair dinkum about this!; or to express incredulousness, e.g. hawk the fork = Soliciting for purposes of prostitution; from hawk (to sell) and fork (vagina). in the nuddy - naked. Similar to cactus. bookie = A bookmaker (professional betting men who accept bets at racetracks). chockers = [See the entry: chockablock.]. See: 1) Drop Bear, Scientific name: Thylarctos plummetus, The Australian Museum See: IAC list on Trove. Claytons = A non-alcoholic drink advertised (in a huge advertising campaign) as the drink you have when youre not having a drink, a phrase that then came to be commonly used to describe many other things that largely occur, or exist, in name only, e.g. She bottled her boyfriend in a spat, He seems really angry, it looks like hes going to bottle someone. true blue = Someone or something that is genuinely Australian or very Australian. Distinct from the British term stinker, which refers to someone who is not very nice. Although most people who aren't from Australia hear Aussie slang terms and scoff at how "they're just shortforms of real words" a lot of words we use today originated from the Lucky Country. [See the entry: bugger.]. Less common alternatives are sammo, sammie, and sango. Poetry and songs, 1786-1900 currency lads, currency lasses = Native-born Australians; from colonial times when British coinage was scarce and Australian traders produced their own promissory notes or currency (i.e. lol . Dorothy Dixer = A question asked in parliament by a member of the same party as a planned question in order to enable the responder to give a prepared speech; from a letters section in a newspaper where readers would write to Dorothy Dix, of which some were supposed to have been written by the newspaper staff themselves. Aus = An abbreviation of the word Australia. pick the eyes out = To acquire the best parts of something, e.g. on the turps = Drinking alcohol excessively; similar to the phrases on the grog, on the piss, and on the sauce. spunk rat n Australian a sexually attractive young person. Distinct from the word nanna, which means grandmother. Derived from spewing (i.e. Bodgies and Widgies = Bodgies (males) and Widgies (females) were part of a youth subculture that existed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s, similar to the Teddy Boy culture in the UK or the Greaser culture in the USA. Bullamakanka = Somewhere very far away. Robbo = Robert. Poetry and songs, 1901-1954 Shes up the duff. go bag your head = Telling someone to rack off (telling someone to go away), usually while in a dispute or disagreement. Also rendered as Oz. swimming costumes); also rendered as the Great Aussie Cossie. Early in 2017, the Australian pie company Four'N Twenty expressed its concern that Australians hadn't been "slinging slang" enough, and so launched its "Save Our Slang" campaign, aimed at promoting some 70 you-beaut, dinky-di, true-blue Aussie-isms ( bloke, bogan, grouse . [See the entry: Bodgies and Widgies.]. clucky = Refers to a woman who is showing interest in babies, or in having a baby, from the clucking of a mother hen over her chicks. arced up = A reference to someone being angry or upset, e.g. Banjo Paterson boozer = [2] Someone who drinks a lot of alcoholic drinks, especially beer. I saw you looking in through my window; having a good sticky beak, were ya?, stick your bib in = To interfere, e.g. Can be hyphenated, i.e. arsed = Dont feel like doing something, not in the mood to do something, cant be bothered, e.g. arseholes = People who are considered to be not nice, e.g. Banana Benders = Queenslanders; as Queensland is the state where a lot of bananas are grown, being located in the tropical area of Australia. Similar to hoo roo. That old food pongs!. Phrase/term . Similar to no dramas. Bazza, Gazza, and Shazza (Barry, Gary, and Sharon). Perhaps due to the cultural dominance of the United States, Australia borrowed much of its slang from the Reagan-era USA. You know, go where the big knobs hang out. Little Johnny (John Howard)Little Johnny = John Howard (Prime Minister of Australia, 1996-2007), who was tagged in the media as little Johnny Howard (although at 59, or 175cm, he was about average height; Howard was taller than Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who never received the somewhat derogatory nickname of little, even though Hawke stood at 57, or 170cm). Can also refer to someone who is perceived to be a bit mad or crazy. Carn the Blues!. Derived from the insensitive, or politically incorrect, phrase carrying on like a Jew with a pork chop in a synagogue. not bad = Something which is good, e.g. grumblebum = A complainer, a whinger, a whiner. a stubbie short of a six pack = Someone who is lacking in intelligence, someone who is a bit mentally slow, someone who is a bit slow on the uptake, e.g. Shut up, or Ill bonk you on the noggin (i.e. Sheila. These are common words and phrases that have become iconic to Australians. back blocks = Referring to a place that is far from the city, or far from town, e.g. The phrase is based on spunky in the sense of spirited, and is influenced also by spunk in the sexual sense. people from Bananaland (a slang name for Queensland). bugger = [1] Damn. noun (uncountable) Touchwood . Stories, songs, and sages. Aussie Cossie = Swimwear; Speedos (Speedos are an Aussie cossie, as they are regarded as good Australian-designed bathers, i.e. aerial ping-pong = Australian Rules Football; a reference to the high kicks and leaps (such as in marking the ball). Bog in - commence eating, to attack food with enthusiasm. rough end of the pineapple = Used in reference to someone getting a raw deal. connie = A tram conductor (now outdated, since the removal of conductors from the trams in Melbourne). Bog standard - basic, unadorned, without accessories (a bog-standard car, telephone etc.) Can I correct/add to your phrase She bangs like a dunny door? Im not sure about this chicken in the fridge, I think its a bit iffy. schoolies = The school leavers end of year celebrations, as in Schoolies Week. Cockney rhyming slang, more than Australian? arsey = Someone who is considered lucky, e.g. The G = The Melbourne Cricket Ground, abbreviated as The MCG, further abbreviated as The G. or a piss, a scratch and a good look around (SMH, 19 April 2017). @James, from my experience cobber is a generational thing, typically said by our older mothers and fathers who would have been born in the WWII era. couple of lamingtons short of a CWA meeting = Someone who is lacking in intelligence, someone who is a bit mentally slow, someone who is a bit slow on the uptake, e.g. brolly - umbrella. someone (usually a woman) who can't get enough sex, starts having sex at an early age, or is continually looking for a root. Most authorities derive it from spong, a Gaelic word for tinder (itself from the Latin spongia, meaning sponge), hence spark . When she became pregnant, her boyfriend shot through like a Bondi tram. office bike = A woman who is sexually active with many men, i.e. Who asked you to stick your bib in?. The phrase is based on spunky in the sense of spirited, and is influenced also by spunk in the sexual sense. sus it out = Check it out, check on something, look at something, investigate, e.g. how about doogs every kid playdem in the fifties n sixties called marbles as doogs or lets play a game of doogs. Derived from dinkum. Bluey - bluebottle jellyfish. Thats bullshit, you filthy liar!, You reckon Fred Nerk is the best footballer ever? 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