1001 Australian Slang Words And Phrases


Thetraveljunkie.org – Final time period, we discovered Australian slang phrases and phrases at Tafe Queensland. There are many Australian slang phrases that we must always study after we reside in Australia. Whether or not we’re right here for work and vacation, this record of 1001 Australian slang phrases and phrases will assist us perceive the Aussies like a neighborhood.

A Chilly One – Beer

A doovelacki – a factor

Accadacca – How Aussies discuss with Australian band ACDC

Ambo – ambulance

Ankle Biter – Youngster

Arvo – Afternoon (S’Arvo – this afternoon!)

Aussie Salute – Wave to scare the flies

Avo – Avocado

BAE – Acronym for “earlier than anybody else”

Bail – To cancel plans. ‘Bruce bailed’ = Bruce isn’t going to show up.

Barbie – Barbecue

Bathers – Swimsuit

Magnificence! – Nice! Most frequently exclaimed as “You Magnificence”

Billabong – A pond in a dry riverbed

Billy – Teapot (Within the Outback on the fireplace)

Bloody – Very. Used to extenuate some extent

Bloody oath – sure or its true. “You proper mate?”… “Bloody Oath”

Bludger – Somebody who’s lazy, usually additionally who depends on others (when it’s somebody who depends on the state they’re typically known as a ‘dole bludger’)

Bogan – This phrase is used for people who find themselves, effectively let’s say, rednecks. Or, if you happen to like, simply name your pals a bogan when they’re performing bizarre.

Bonza – incredible

Booze Bus – Police car used to catch drunk drivers

Boardies – Board shorts

Bottle-O – Bottle Store, mainly a spot to purchase alcohol

Boujee or bougie – Brief for bourgeois

Brekky – Breakfast

Brolly – Umbrella

Bruce – An Aussie Bloke

Buckleys Probability – little likelihood (Buckley’s Probability Wiktionary)

Budgie Smugglers – Speedos

Buggered – Exhausted

Bush – “Out within the bush” – “he’s gone bush” Within the countryside away from civilisation

Cab Sav – Cabernet Sauvignon

Cactus – Lifeless, Damaged

Choc A Bloc – Full

Choccy – Chocolate

Choccy Biccy – Chocolate Biscuit

Chook – Rooster

Chrissie – Christmas

Chuck a u-ey – Do a u-turn

Ciggy – a Cigarette

Clucky – feeling maternal

Cobber – Excellent good friend. ‘Alright me ‘ol cobber’.

Coldie – Beer. ‘Come over for a couple of coldie’s mate.’

Coppers – Policemen

Crack the shits – Getting offended at somebody or one thing

Crikey – an expression of shock

Criminal – Being ailing or offended; ‘Don’t go criminal on me for getting criminal’

Cuppa – Cup of tea or espresso

Dag – Somebody who’s a little bit of a nerd or geek

Daks – Trousers. ‘Tracky daks’ = sweatpants (tracksuit pants)

Dardy – which means “cool”, is used amongst South West Australian Aboriginal peoples and has additionally been adopted by non-indigenous teenagers.

Deadset – True

Defo – Positively

Dero – Derelict

Devo – Devastated

Din dins – Dinner

Drive quick – Plant the foot

Drongo – a Idiot, ‘Don’t be a drongo mate’

Dunny – Rest room

Durry – Cigarette

Esky – An insulated container that retains issues chilly (normally beers)

Facey – Fb

Honest Dinkum – ‘Honest Dinkum?’ … ‘Honest Dinkum!’ = Actually? … Yeah truthfully!

Flannie / Flanno – flannelette shirt

Flat out – Actually busy – “Flat out like a lizard ingesting” – As busy as a bee

Footy – Soccer (AFL / Aussie Guidelines)

FOMO – Acronym for “worry of lacking out” Frothy – Beer

F*ck Me Lifeless – that’s unlucky, that surprises me

Furphy – rumours or tales which can be inconceivable or absurd

G’day – Whats up

Galah – an Australian cockatoo with a status for not being shiny, therefore a galah can also be a silly particular person.

Gnarly – superior – typically utilized by surfers

GOAT – Acronym for “nice of all time”

Going off – busy, a lot of folks / offended particular person “he’s going off”

Good On Ya – Good work

Goon – the most effective invention ever produced by mankind. Goon is an inexpensive, boxed wine that may inevitably turn into an integral a part of your Australian backpacking expertise.

Laborious yakka – Laborious work

Heaps – masses, heaps, many

Hols – holidays

Hoon – Hooligan (usually driving badly!)

Iffy – bit dangerous or unreasonable

Knickers – feminine underwear

Lappy – Laptop computer

Larrikin – Somebody who’s all the time up for fun, little bit of a innocent prankster

Legless – Somebody who is absolutely drunk

Lollies – Sweets

Maccas – McDonalds

Manchester – Sheets / Linen and so forth. For those who’re from England, discovering a division inside a store known as Manchester might severely confuse you

Mate – Pal

Mint – Normally means cool or good. “Man, that automotive is mint.”

Mongrel – Somebody who’s a little bit of a dick

Mozzie – Mosquito

No Drama – No downside / it’s okay

No Worries – No downside / it’s okay

No Wucka’s – A very Aussie strategy to say ‘no worries’

Nuddy – Bare

Num-nums – Tasty celebration meals

Outback – The inside of Australia, “The Outback” is extra distant than these areas named “the bush”

Pash – to kiss

Piece of Piss – simple

Piss Off – go away, get misplaced

Piss Up – a celebration, a get collectively and in Australia – most social events

Piss – (To Piss) to urinate

Pissed – Intoxicated, Drunk

Pissed Off – Irritated

Rack Off – The much less offensive strategy to inform somebody to ‘F Off’!

Rapt – Very completely satisfied

Reckon – for certain. ‘You Reckon?’… ‘I reckon!’

Rellie / Rello – Family members

Ripper – ‘You little ripper’ = That’s incredible mate!

Root Rat – somebody who enjoys intercourse (perhaps slightly an excessive amount of)

Rooted – Drained or Damaged

Runners – Trainers, Sneakers

Sammy – Samsung

Sangar – Sandwich

See ya! – So long!

Servo – Service Station / Petrol Station

Shark biscuit – children on the seashore

Sheila – A lady

She’ll be apples – All the pieces will likely be alright

Shoot By – To go away

Sick – superior; ‘that’s actually sick mate’

Sickie – a sick time off work, or ‘to drag a sickie’ could be to take a time off whenever you aren’t truly sick

Cranium – To down a beer

Slab – A carton of beers

Smoko – tea break

Snag – Sausage

Stiffy – Erection

Stoked – Pleased, Happy

Straya – Australia

Strewth – An exclamation of shock

Stubby – a bottle of beer

Stubby Holder – Used so your palms don’t get chilly when holding your beer, or to cease your palms making your beer heat!

Stuffed – Drained

Sunnies – Sun shades

Swag – Single mattress you may roll up, a bit like a sleeping bag.

TBH – Acronym for “to be trustworthy”

Take a load off – Sit down and relaxation

Tea – Dinner

Tinny – Can of beer or small boat

Thongs – Flip Flops. Don’t be alarmed in case your new discovered Australian good friend asks you to put on thongs to the seashore. They’re most certainly expressing their concern of the new sand in your delicate toes.

Trackie Daks – Tracksuit pants

True Blue – Genuinely Australian

Tucker – Meals. ‘Bush Tucker’ tends to be meals discovered within the Outback reminiscent of witchety grubs.

Two Up – A playing recreation performed on Anzac day

U-IE – to take a U-Flip when driving

Up Your self – Caught up

Ute – Automotive with carry tray

Woolies – Woolworths

Woke – woke up

Woop Woop – center of nowhere “he lives out woop woop”

Ya – You

Yap – Discuss an excessive amount of

Yeet – A really sturdy phrase for sure

YOLO – An acronym for “you solely reside as soon as”

Yous – (youse) plural of you!

If we’ve missed any please free so as to add it beneath within the feedback and we’ll attempt to embody it!


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