Australian Slang introduction

Recently president Obama was in Australian and in his speech, he used few Australian slangs.

So I have complied here a few slangs that you will hear in Australia.

 Aggro : Very Aggressive

Ambo : ambulance, ambulance driver

Arvo : afternoon

Barbie : barbecue

Bikkie : biscuit

Bloke : man, guy

Bludger : lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things

Brekkie: breakfast

Brizzie :Brisbane, state capital of Queensland

Budgie smugglers : men’s swim suit

Buck’s night : stag party, male gathering the night before the wedding

Bullshit, to: To tell lies

Bust – to apprehend for an illegal activity; to go bankrupt; a police raid.

Chewie : chewing gum

Chinwag – a chat, conversation

Chokkie : chocolate

Chook : a chicken

Chrissie: Christmas

Dag : a funny person, nerd, goof

Dole bludger : somebody on social assistance when unjustified

Down Under:Australia

Earbash – to talk incessantly, someone who talks too much

Esky: large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbecues etc.

Footy : Australian Rules football

G’Day : hello!

Gobsmacked : surprised, astounded

Joey : baby kangaroo

Lippy: lipstick

Maccas (pron. “mackers”) : McDonald’s

Mate : buddy, friend

Oz:Australia

Pash : a long passionate kiss; hence “pashing on”

Pom, pommy, pommie : an Englishman

Rack off : push off

Rego : vehicle registration

Sheila : a woman

Sunnies : sunglasses

Surfies : people who go surfing

Tall poppies : successful people

Tall poppy syndrome : the tendency to criticize successful people

Thongs : cheap rubber backless sandals

Truckie : truck driver

Ugg boots : Australian sheepskin boots

Uni : university

Vejjo : vegetarian

Whinge : complain

Wog : person of Mediterranean origin

Wuss : coward

Yabber : someone who talks a lot

Yabby : inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia

Yewy : u-turn in traffic

3 responses to “Australian Slang introduction

  1. @tashsn : I know Australian English is bit different 🙂

    @Amanda : So glad he is here finally. Have a great time.

  2. I am printing this list off for my husband. A week in Australia and I don’t think he has the hang of it yet!

  3. Most of the stuff have eee sound at the end. Hehe.. nice to read posts on language. I stumbled upon another blog that made its readers acquainted with British Slang. 🙂
    Words like mate, wuss, uni, bullshit, bust, are common words in England as well. Love Uggs.. ❤ and thongs.. made me laugh. Means a total different thing out here! hehe.
    Its amazing how one word here is a total different thing there. 🙂

Share your thought...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s