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1001 Australian Slang Phrases And Phrases – Final time period, we realized Australian slang phrases and phrases at Tafe Queensland. There are many Australian slang phrases that we should always be taught once 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 seek advice from 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 a degree

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

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

Bogan – This phrase is used for people who find themselves, nicely let’s say, rednecks. Or, should you like, simply name your folks a bogan when they’re performing bizarre.

Bonza – improbable

Booze Bus – Police car used to catch drunk drivers

Boardies – Board shorts

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

Boujee or bougie – Quick for bourgeois

Brekky – Breakfast

Brolly – Umbrella

Bruce – An Aussie Bloke

Buckleys Likelihood – little likelihood (Buckley’s Likelihood 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 – Hen

Chrissie – Christmas

Chuck a u-ey – Do a u-turn

Ciggy – a Cigarette

Clucky – feeling maternal

Cobber – Excellent buddy. ‘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!’ = Truthfully? … Yeah actually!

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 might be unbelievable or absurd

G’day – Hiya

Galah – an Australian cockatoo with a popularity for not being brilliant, therefore a galah can be a silly particular person.

Gnarly – superior – usually utilized by surfers

GOAT – Acronym for “nice of all time”

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

Good On Ya – Good work

Goon – the very best invention ever produced by mankind. Goon is an affordable, boxed wine that can inevitably change into an integral a part of your Australian backpacking expertise.

Onerous yakka – Onerous work

Heaps – hundreds, 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 de facto drunk

Lollies – Sweets

Maccas – McDonalds

Manchester – Sheets / Linen and many others. When you’re from England, discovering a division inside a store referred to as Manchester may significantly confuse you

Mate – Good friend

Mint – Often means cool or good. “Man, that automobile 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 really 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 – Aggravated

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

Rapt – Very blissful

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

Rellie / Rello – Kinfolk

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

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

Rooted – Drained or Damaged

Runners – Trainers, Sneakers

Sammy – Samsung

Sangar – Sandwich

See ya! – Goodbye!

Servo – Service Station / Petrol Station

Shark biscuit – children on the seaside

Sheila – A girl

She’ll be apples – The whole lot will likely be alright

Shoot By means of – To depart

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

Sickie – a sick day without work work, or ‘to drag a sickie’ could be to take a day without work whenever you aren’t really sick

Cranium – To down a beer

Slab – A carton of beers

Smoko – tea break

Snag – Sausage

Stiffy – Erection

Stoked – Completely happy, Happy

Straya – Australia

Strewth – An exclamation of shock

Stubby – a bottle of beer

Stubby Holder – Used so your fingers don’t get chilly when holding your beer, or to cease your fingers 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 sincere”

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 buddy asks you to put on thongs to the seaside. They’re most definitely expressing their concern of the recent 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 sport 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 – Speak an excessive amount of

Yeet – A really robust 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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